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Inslee To Sign Budget With Just Hours To Spare

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is set to sign a new state budget with just hours to spare.
    
Inslee was scheduled to formally adopt the spending plan Sunday afternoon after giving staff time to give a final review of the bill. Much of state government would have to shut down Monday if a new spending plan wasn't formally adopted by the end of the weekend.
    
It's been more than 20 years since a governor signed a budget this late in the process. Lawmakers this year were initially supposed to complete the spending plan in April but were delayed by a series of disputes over tax, spending and policy proposals.
    
The final budget comes with a price tag of roughly $33.5 billion, with substantial new investments in public schools and higher education.

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington lawmakers have adjourned for the year, bringing to end a grueling six months of work.
    
The Legislature concluded its second special session Saturday evening, a day after completing a new operating budget that had been the product of tense negotiations for weeks. The final hours included more combative talks about a transportation funding package that failed to get a vote in the state Senate.
    
This year's gridlock in Olympia led lawmakers to blow past their initial April deadline, and they needed two additional sessions to complete the work.
    
Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to formally sign the state budget on Sunday, preventing a government shutdown that would have occurred if no budget had been completed by Monday morning. It's been more than 20 years since a budget was finished so late in the process.

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