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Special Session: The Legislature adjourned the 105-day regular session on Sunday evening without passing a budget. Governor Jay Inslee has called a special session to begin May 13. The two-week break gives budget writers and staff time to work out a deal on the budget. The House passed a revenue bill last week, HB 2038, to finance education reform mandated by the state Supreme Court. The bill permanently extends B&O taxes on certain professional services and eliminates or reduces specified tax preferences. The bill is expected to raise $900 million in new revenue.
Volunteer projects: Support funding for a statewide Volunteer Initiative and the Washington Information Network (WIN 2-1-1 regional call centers). Please call the toll-free state Legislative Hotline (1-800-562-6000) and leave a message saying that you support the Volunteer Initiative and WIN211. You can also send an e-mail directly to your state senator.
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• Click here to find out more about the Volunteer Initiative.
• Click here to find out more about WIN211.
Tax initiative: Tim Eyman released plans Monday for another attempt to require a two-thirds majority for the Legislature to raise taxes. This time he wants to change the state’s constitution. Read more.
SEQUESTRATION: CHAIRMAN MURRAY CALLS FOR PUBLIC INPUT, STORIES ON IMPACT OF AUTOMATIC CUTS
Washington, D.C—Today, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-WA) announced an expansion of her online tool, MyBudget, to allow members of the public to share their stories about the impact of sequestration as well as their thoughts on replacing it. Read more here. (Posted 4/12/13)
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