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Governor Gregoire announces special session

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OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Governor Chris Gregoire is calling a special session so that lawmakers can finish their work on patching a $2.8 billion budget deficit.

Lawmakers adjourned their 60 day regular session on Thursday night. But house and senate democrats don't yet have an agreement on their updated budget plan or tax package. However, Governor Gregoire is confident it'll get done in the special session.

"I propose a jobs package. The legislature itself, all four corners have done so together.  We're going to find the right approach to cuts in revenue.  Our legislature is committed to rebuilding the economic future of the state of Washington," said Governor Gregoire.

The special session will begin Monday and will last for 7 days.