Wash. lawmakers adjourn, face special session

Wash. lawmakers adjourn, face special session

Wash. lawmakers adjourn, face special session

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by RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press

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Posted on April 29, 2013 at 10:07 AM

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is calling a special session in Olympia so that lawmakers can complete their work on a new two-year budget.

After a 105-day regular legislative session, the Legislature adjourned Sunday evening without coming to an agreement on a new budget. Inslee immediately called them to return on May 13.

Lawmakers are tasked with patching a projected budget deficit of more than $1.2 billion for the next two-year budget, not counting additional money needed for a court-ordered requirement that they increase funding to basic education. The Senate has proposed to balance spending without taxes while the House is seeking roughly $1 billion in new revenue.

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