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Gregoire Wants Legislature To Balance Budget Quickly

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Chris Gregoire is sounding the alarm once again about Washington's budget woes. On Monday, Gregoire repeated that her new list of budget-balancing options needs quick action from lawmakers. The Democratic governor is hoping for a December special session to authorize some specific cuts. But Democratic lawmakers don't seem too sure about the plan.

Incoming House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan, D-Covington, says House Democrats would prefer to pass a full supplemental budget. He says that could also wait until January's regular legislative session.

Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown, D-Spokane, has already said leaders should look for every option before eliminating programs like the governor suggested.
      

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