With a 2013-15 budget deal “imminent” one of the remaining questions left to be answered is whether lawmakers and the public will be provided adequate time to review the details before a vote on final passage occurs. We believe at a minimum the time provided for budget transparency should be at least 24 hrs.

Based on his comments during yesterday’s press conference, however, Governor Inslee seems to believe the public already knows what’s going to be in the final $33 billion plus budget running hundreds of pages long: (Click here for video)

Hopefully the Governor is right and there won’t be any “mysteries” to discover after the budget is approved. It’s not like provisos not previously part of prior budget proposals have shown up before in a conference committee report, right?


[Reposted with permission from the Washington Policy Center blog; featured image by iStockphoto.com, credit: Wahaooo]