Ex-Senate budget-writer Dino Rossi has quietly been giving budget advice to Senate Majority Caucus

Staff writerJune 12, 2013 

The Senate Majority Coalition Caucus may be made up of 23 Republicans and two Democrats with limited experience writing budgets or leading a political caucus. But they have had an ace in the hole for most of the session this year as their majority locks horns with a Democrat-controlled House and new Democratic governor.

Dino Rossi, the Republican who used his work in the 2003 Senate-House budget wars to launch two gubernatorial campaigns, has been giving key senators in the Majority Coalition some general advice along the way this year. Rossi said his counsel has mostly been on on larger conceptual matters – as in, he he told them early on that he’d had leverage in 2003 because he really didn’t want much, while Democrats did.

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