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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I just wanted to send you a quick update – there will be NO GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN!  Despite much talk from the governor’s office about shutting down state government, a compromise budget has been reached between the House Democrats and the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus.  As I write this, the Senate is voting on it right now and then the House will vote.  I’ll have more specifics for you down the road as we get a chance to look over the details.

Here’s what my seatmate, House Republican Leader Dan Kristiansen said:

“I’m disappointed with how state government shutdown rhetoric was amplified. This was unsettling to dedicated public employees and those who rely on state services. I also understand the public’s frustration with the process and pace of the negotiations. But, in the end, it was important to get it right.”click here to read his full statement.

Here’s what our budget leader, Rep. Gary Alexander said:

“…protects our investment in our rainy day fund, addresses two outstanding court actions, rejects proposed cuts to our most vulnerable populations, and keeps our promise to repeal a temporary surtax on businesses. “I’m very grateful that House Republicans were allowed at the negotiating table to help bring about constructive, common-sense solutions. While not every competing interest can claim victory with this budget, our taxpayers can.” – to read his full statement, click here.

You can keep an eye on our House Republican Caucus Facebook page for more information at www.facebook.com/wahouserepublicans

In service,

Elizabeth Scott

State Representative Elizabeth Scott, 39th Legislative District
436 John L. O'Brien Building | P.O. Box 40600 | Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7816 | Toll-free: (800) 562-6000