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According to a release sent out by Washington Governor Jay Inslee, legislators have reached a budget deal, just days before a possible July 1 state government shutdown.
Inslee's release states:
"House and Senate budget negotiators reported to Gov. Jay Inslee this morning that they have reached an agreement in principle on the 2017-2019 biennial operating budget. The negotiators and caucus leaders said they were confident that they would complete work on the budget and have a vote of the Legislature before the end of the day Friday, the final day of the fiscal year. That would avoid a partial shutdown of state government. The agreement covers spending and resource levels. More details will be available after the four legislative caucuses are briefed on the agreement."
This is a developing story