July 2, 2015 | Washington News Service | Chris Thomas, Producer
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee calls the operating budget he signed into law this week "forward-thinking, responsible and fair."
Most Washingtonians would add, '...and a long time coming,' after multiple special sessions and votes that aren't quite over.
Bernal Baca is the government affairs director for American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Washington, the union that represents some faculty members and support staff in public schools and colleges. He says late Tuesday night, the feeling of relief in Olympia was palpable. [read full article]