first_imgOLYMPIA — Senate Democrats have passed three revenue bills that are part of a budget deal for Washington state that has not yet been made public.But the fact that they voted on the measures late at night angered open government advocates, who have for years criticized lawmakers for working when people aren’t watching and not giving people time to review details on key legislation.Budget writers in the Democratic-led House and Senate announced Thursday afternoon they had reached a tentative agreement on a new two-year state budget, but that it wouldn’t be made public until details were finalized, likely Saturday.But late Thursday night, the Senate brought up a tax bill that was part of their original plan, a change to the real estate excise tax that they have reconfigured and say will bring in about $600 million dollars over the next four years.They passed it on a 26-22 vote after 11 p.m.“The more we save to the end, the later we go at night, which nobody wants to do,” said Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig, D-Spokane.last_img read more