Those are just three of a long list of activities, programs and services which will be halted or scaled back if lawmakers fail to enact a new state budget by July 1 when the new fiscal year begins.
You can see the list here put out this morning by the Office of Financial Management.
House and Senate budget negotiators said earlier this week they are close to an agreement but have yet to shake hands on one.
Only once before has the Legislature come this close to forcing a government shutdown. That occurred in 1991 when the House and Senate approved a budget early June 30 and Gov. Booth Gardner signed it shortly before midnight.
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- New budget has gimmicks, taxes and lots of spending June 30
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- Inslee concession clears way for $15B transportation package June 28
- Lawmakers, Inslee reach budget deal to avert shutdown June 27
- Inslee, GOP senators swap demands on fuel standard June 25
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