State Budget a Likely Topic at Legislative Sendoff Luncheon January 8th

ABERDEEN, Wash. – Business leaders throughout Grays Harbor will be at the annual Legislative Send-Off luncheon next month. The Greater Grays Harbor Inc. event is a chance to talk one-on-one with state legislators before they go to Olympia.
With a court mandated investment in K-12 education, estimates are that lawmakers need to find as much as $2.5 billion during this session. State Representative Brian Blake said on Friday, they don’t have much to cut “this is going to be probably a more challenging budget to write. The low hanging fruit has been picked, and picked and picked, and it’s going to be some tough decisions.”
The 2013 Regular session is scheduled to begin on January 14, 2013 and end on April 28th. The annual sendoff prior to session has been one of Greater Grays Harbor’s most popular events, and this year will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Rotary Log Pavilion in Aberdeen.