Gov. Jay Inslee will get the first word on the state budget. He’s scheduled an 11 a.m. news conference on Thursday to unveil his budget priorities.
The GOP-led majority caucus in the Senate has not set a date yet for releasing its budget. House Democrats are expected to release their proposal after the Senate.
Inslee has said in the past that he will not release a full budget, but will address his take on how to close the budget shortfall projected at up to $1.3 billion and pump more money into education as required by the state Supreme Court.
The governor also has indicated he plans to propose closing tax breaks as a way to raise additional revenue.