Senate Democrats to unveil Wash. budget proposal



OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Senate Democrats are preparing to release their plan to fix Washington state’s budget shortfall.

The plan to be unveiled Tuesday will be discussed along with job-creation and reform efforts in the Legislature. Senate Democrats have declined to discuss their specific plans, although they have said that support for a temporary sales tax increase has waned.

House Democrats released their spending proposal last week. That plan relies on $400 million in delayed payments and reduced support for local governments.