State Relations

December 17, 2008

Budget press conference airs live tomorrow

It may be snowy this morning in Olympia (and much of the rest of the state), but the lights are burning bright at the Governor’s office and OFM as final touches are put on the Governor’s budget release.

TVW will carry the Governor’s budget announcement live tomorrow at 9:30 with repeats scheduled for noon, 6 p.m., and 8 p.m.  TVW is channel 23 on Comcast cable systems.  You can also see the announcement on demand at  Tomorrow, we will be posting budget highlights here as soon as they become available.

Also, in a preview of some of the debate you are likely to hear during the session, Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown of Spokane, Republican Rep. Bill Hinkle of Cle Elum, and the Governor’s legislative liaison Marty Brown sparred over the budget at a legislative forum held by Greater Spokane, Inc.  You can expect the debate to heat up after the Governor puts the first hard numbers on the table tomorrow.