OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee proposed a compromise budget framework that could help create a budget deal and avoid a state government shutdown. (TRT: 38) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD


On Friday, Senate Democrats agreed with a compromise budget framework proposed by Gov. Jay Inslee. The framework proposes to take new taxes off the table contingent upon closing a number of tax loopholes. Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson of Maury Island continues to work towards a budget agreement.

Sen. Sharon Nelson, D-Maury Island: (TRT: 11) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: “Now is the time for all of us to work further over the next 10 days to get a budget deal done that reflects the values of the citizens of this state and ensures that we keep the doors of this government open.”

Without an Operating Budget, the state faces a partial government shutdown if no budget deal is reached by July 1.

At the state capitol in Olympia, Nicole Vukonich.