Rep. J.T. Wilcox on supplemental budget: ‘You can’t force it to happen’
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State lawmakers, unable to agree upon a supplemental budget have officially gone into special session. The governor made the proclamation at 9:30 Thursday. Ruth Johnson reports from Olympia.
Wilcox: “It hurts deep down to not be able to get done.”
Johnson: Republican floor leader J.T. Wilcox.
Wilcox: “There are 147 people that are elected in the Senate and House and you have to get a majority of those to agree. You can't crack heads and force that to happen.”
Johnson: Wilcox and fellow Republicans continue to reject talk of 120 million dollars in increased taxes and millions of dollars in new policy during a supplemental budget year.
Wilcox: “Each one of us represents 137 thousand people. And I guarantee not one of those people sent us here to roll over and give up.”
Johnson: Budget negotiators will be back at the table all day Friday. House and Senate lawmakers are scheduled to return Monday.
Ruth Johnson, Olympia.
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