Special session if no budget deal is reached by Thursday deadline

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 11:14am
The Seattle Times

The Legislature teetered on the edge of going into special session as Democratic and Republican leaders started tentative budget negotiations Monday.

There were signs of a slight thaw in relations between the two parties, after the GOP seized control of the Senate over the weekend and passed its budget with the help of three conservative Democrats, by a 25-24 vote.