Reps. Hawkins and Condotta talk spending, vetoes
Reps. Brad Hawkins and Cary Condotta talk with KOHO about spending and the budget, as well as the governor's late night vetoes. Dozens of bills were affected. The 12th District lawmakers, both Republicans from East Wenatchee, shared their ideas on why negotiators have yet to agree on a supplemental spending plan. Condotta indicated that House Democrats are not ready to make a deal, and that the Speaker, Frank Chopp, is not able to get the number of votes necessary to pass the version of the budget that he favors. Hawkins, who declined to point fingers, told listeners that he believes there is a major philosophical divide concerning use of the budget stablilization account, otherwise known as the rainy day fund.
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