Budget writers met this week for two days of budget "briefings," but have yet to resolve more than 1,000 differences between the budgets passed by the Democrat-controlled House and the Republican majority Senate, according to Democratic legislative leaders. Continue reading Special session update: Budget briefings, cap-and-trade proposal forthcoming
The Washington State Legislature began its 30-day special session at noon on Wednesday, four days after lawmakers adjourned the regular legislative session without passing an operating budget. Continue reading Special session begins, House passes recreational marijuana bill
With operating budget negotiations at a standstill, lawmakers say that the 2015 Washington Legislative Session will adjourn on Friday -- two days earlier than the regular 105-day session was scheduled to end. Gov. Jay Inslee has called for lawmakers to return for a special session that begins on Wednesday, April 29. Continue reading Lawmakers set to adjourn early, Gov. Inslee says special session starts April 29
On Tuesday's edition of "Legislative Review" we have the latest on a possible special session, as well as a bill in the House that requires law enforcement to test rape kits within 30 days. Plus, a bill passes out of the Senate that aims to reduce the use of isolation and restraint on special needs students in school. Continue reading Tuesday recap on ‘Legislative Review’
With operating budget negotiations still far apart, lawmakers talked to reporters Tuesday about the possibility of a special session after regular session ends on Sunday. Continue reading Lawmakers talk about possibility of special session
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