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May 20, 2011 12:36
Category: General News

Budget Talks in Olympia

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State budget negotiators are optimistic that a deal can be reached as early as this weekend. Top lawmakers from both parties and chambers emerged from a meeting last night saying they were able to settle several issues. They declined to discuss details and said there was still work to be done in negotiating how to manage a projected shortfall of $5 billion.