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 By Scott Panitz    News    March 9, 2012

Senate and House still far apart in budget negotiating process

hen three Senate Democrats aligned with Republicans to advance a bipartisan supplemental 2011-2013 budget proposal Friday, March 2 in Olympia, it was intended to spur stagnant budget negotiations. “Here we are a few days from the end of the...

 By Scott Panitz    News    March 6, 2012

Republicans snooker Democrats with Senate budget plan; little-used floor tactic overtakes governor’s fiscal proposal

With the support of three key Democrats who share similar conceptual views on the budget, Republicans wielded a little-used procedural tactic to maneuver into control of Senate budget proceedings on Friday in Olympia. A Republican budget plan,...