The next question: Special session?

The (Vancouver, Wash.) Columbian

The Legislature's constitutionally mandated final day of this year's 105-day session is April 28. But with a $1.2 billion budget disagreement between the GOP coalition in the Senate and the Democrats in the House, many legislators are wondering if a special session will be needed.

Democrats want to generate $1.2 billion in additional revenue from a continuation of taxes set to expire and the closing of tax loopholes. Republicans claim generating revenue in that way constitutes a tax increase, and instead proposes to balance the budget with spending cuts and funding transfers.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 11:15am