Senate budget roll-out set for 5:30

The Senate will release proposals for the 2011-13 operating and capital budgets after 5:00 p.m. today.

Why so late? The Senate is waiting until the 5:00 p.m. final bill deadline passes. By 5:00 bills that haven’t been approved by the House and Senate die (except bills related to the budget).

The state public affairs channel, TVW has the press conference on its schedule at 5:30 PM. You can watch it live on TV (Ch 9) or online at

Once they’ve commented on the budget you will be able to read the Senate proposal (as well as those from the House and the governor at


About Linda Schactler

Linda is the former Director of Communications for the Washington State Senate, and former deputy director of the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board. From 2000 through 2010 Linda was the proprietor of Schactler Communications, an Olympia-based public affairs business. She holds a master of arts in English literature from Washington University in St. Louis. Linda can be reached at her Ellensburg office, 509-963-1384, or on her cell phone, 509-607-4103.
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