Planning for Possible Suspension of State Government Services

UPDATE: The legislature has approved the operating budget and it was signed by Gov. Inslee on June 30. 

The Washington State Legislature has not yet approved state operating and capital budgets for the 2017–19 biennium, which begins July 1. If the Legislature does not enact budgets before July 1, state agencies will have to implement full or partial shutdowns.

While we still expect the budgets to be enacted before July 1, we have been working with the state Office of Financial Management to develop contingency plans. See a summary of all state agency plans and related information.

In the unlikely event that a shutdown is necessary, the governor's office will be closed, and all services provided by our office will be suspended until the 2017–19 budgets are enacted.

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