News Rep. Helen Sommers Vs. The World
posted by March 27 at 9:59 AMon
The state Senate will unveil its budget tomorrow. Their budget is certain to include a rainy day fund. The budget released by the state House yesterday does not include a rainy day fund.
So now: It’s the Governor and the Senate vs. longtime House Appropriations Committee chair, Seattle area Rep. Helen Sommers (D-36). Sommers doesn’t think the legislature should have its hands tied when it’s doing its budgeting.
Prediction: The Senate and the Governor win—and voters decide the issue this November. (Creating a Rainy Day Fund requires a Constitutional amendment).