Why the Democratic Dream of a Construction Budget is Still in Flux Despite New Majority

November 9, 2017

A look at the situation of a Capital Budget after the election results.

Excerpt: “Democrats say they’re still committed to trying to find agreement with the GOP. Now with a majority, they believe they have the upper hand in talks. Inslee said ‘it would be preferable to have a more permanent solution’ for Hirst. But, he said, the ability to put the capital budget up for a floor vote, coupled with a general ability to dictate the agenda in the Legislature, might put new pressure on some in the GOP to cave on the party’s hardline stance on linking the capital budget to Hirst.”

Read more in The Olympian.