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One week left …

Washington’s 2016 legislative session is scheduled to end this Thursday.

But lawmakers have yet to strike a deal on the supplemental budget, which is the primary reason they convene.

During the previous legislative session, lawmakers broke a record for being the longest session in a single year on record and went into three overtime sessions.

Another battle over the budget could be brewing.

As Austin Jenkins reported, lawmakers have publicly considered two options: adjourn without updating the budget or head into another overtime session.

There is, of course, a third option, which is to negotiate a budget deal.

Next week could be an interesting one in Olympia.

You can listen to the full interview with House Budget Chair Rep. Hans Dunshee and Senate Budget Vice Chair Sen. Bruce Dammeier with Jenkins on “Inside Olympia” on www.tvw.org.

Lauren Dake

Lauren Dake

Lauren Dake covers politics for The Columbian. You can reach her at 360-735-4534 or lauren.dake@columbian.com. Follow her on Twitter .

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