But that conversation largely won't have to happen at the same time as this year's contentious budget negotiations over paying for court-ordered fixes to public schools -- as some at the
"No matter what may come out of
In the short term, the
But that shortfall would pale in comparison to the potential billion-dollar hole in
State lawmakers this year already need to find more than
That clash appears to be postponed.
Speaker of the House
Inslee's office Wednesday provided further analysis of the decisions the state would have to make if the
The ACA expanded
Inslee on Wednesday told reporters he was still worried about trying to backfill the federal
"We do not have that money," he said.
The legislation has already faced significant pushback from some congressional
"Have we seen the final one? I kind of doubt it," the
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