Lisa Brown http://www.kplu.org en Special Session tomorrow to cut state budget http://www.kplu.org/post/special-session-tomorrow-cut-state-budget <p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; ">Washington's lawmakers will meet in special session on Saturday to start chopping away at a billion-dollar budget shortfall. The governor and legislative leaders emerged from a closed door meeting yesterday with a budget deal.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 12px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; ">The plan is for a one-day special session. Legislative leaders from both parties and Governor Chris Gregoire have agreed to an immediate round of fresh cuts. The goal is to reduce the current $1.1 billion budget shortfall by about half.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 10 Dec 2010 13:17:17 +0000 Austin Jenkins 332 at http://www.kplu.org Special Session tomorrow to cut state budget