Gov. Inslee Thursday requested state parks remain open on Friday while the Legislature moves closer to a new state budget agreement. That comes as good news for those with 4th of July holiday plans at parks in the Wenatchee area.
Originally state park officials said they needed time to prepare the parks for closure and needed to shutter them a day before a potential partial government shutdown. That would have meant that park staff would have removed campers from the parks this morning and day use visitors and new campers would have been shut out.
The Democratic-controlled House and Republican-led Senate reportedly reached agreement on the budget that addresses a State Supreme Court mandate on School funding and a vote is expected later today.