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Legislature to adjourn, special session begins Monday

April 21, 2017

The Legislature's regular session is scheduled to end Sunday, but with no budget deal in place, Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that he will call a special session to begin Monday at 10 a.m. The Democratic-led House and the Republican-led Senate are at odds over how to pay for the Supreme Court's McCleary K-12 school school-funding case. >>

Legislative session kicks off with ceremony, committee hearings

January 13, 2017

The Legislature kicked off its 2017 session this week with plenty of ceremony, including elected officials taking their oaths of office and Governor Inslee delivering his second inaugural address. Committee hearings also began with testimony on the governor’s proposed budgets and work sessions on topics affecting the community and technical college system. >>

Senate recognizes VanAusdle, budget negotiations continue

March 04, 2016

House and Senate members spent much of their week on the floor, debating and voting on bills before today’s opposite chamber cutoff deadline. Bills that originated in the opposite chamber must be voted out of the opposing chamber by 5 p.m. Fiscal committees also continued their work, hearing and voting on bills related to the budget, as writers continued negotiations on the supplemental capital and operating budgets. >>

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