Wash. Senate wants earlier revenue forecastApril 28, 2013 @ 3:20 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington state Senate wants to get its revenue forecast earlier in the year.
Senators voted unanimously Sunday to approve a plan that would have the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council submit its first projections of the year by February 20, instead of March 20. Lawmakers rely on that forecast to develop budget plans because it gauges how much money the state will have available to spend.
Republican Sen. Andy Hill says the bill will give budget writers more time to do their work and help them get done on time. Lawmakers were unable to complete their work for the regular session that ended Monday, so they will need an extension this year to finalize the budget.
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