Olympia question: Who needs a new budget?

It's customary for the Legislature to pass a supplemental budget, making minor changes the year after a biennial budget is approved. Senate Republicans suggest it might not be necessary this year.

In the year after approving a two-year state budget, the Legislature typically comes back and makes minor changes by passing a supplemental budget. But Republicans in the Senate are toying with the idea of forgoing a supplemental budget this year — and perhaps sending some political messages. 

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Robert Mak is a principal of Seattletopstory.com and a longtime broadcast reporter in Western Washington.

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