“I appreciate the hard work done by Senator Murray and Senator Zarelli in putting this proposal together. I know from experience how difficult the process is.
“At first glance, it looks like his proposal lines up with ours in some areas. But there are some other items that concern me, particularly around K-12 funding.
“As the Senate moves this bill forward, I will be working with Senator Murray closely to reconcile our differences in hope that we can quickly get to a budget both Chambers can approve.”