Washington State Senate Set to Unveil Budget Proposal
OLYMPIA, Wash. - A Republican-dominated coalition in the Washington state Senate is set to unveil its budget proposal.
The Majority Coalition Caucus plans to announce the details of the proposal Wednesday at a news conference.
Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled his proposal last week, laying out plans to make some temporary taxes permanent and to end some tax exemptions to address both the state's projected budget deficit and a court-ordered requirement to put more money into the state's basic education system.
Lawmakers are in the midst of a 105-day legislative session. They are tasked with patching a projected deficit of more than $1.2 billion for the next two-year budget ending in mid-2015.