May 13, 2013

Special Session begins today

By Patrick Bell

After a two-week break following its adjournment April 28, the Washington State Legislature is set to begin  Special Session today (May 13).

The News Tribune reports that the first week of the 30-day session so far appears light on the legislative front, and mainly entails budget negotiators meeting to hash out agreement on a state budget. Schedules could change quickly, however, and some committees are set to meet later in the week.

The Associated Press reports that budget writers met a few times during the two week break, but no deal has yet been reached.

In addition to working on the state budget, the Governor has called on state lawmakers to work on a range of policy bills that didn’t make it out during the Regular Session, and to also focus on putting together a statewide transportation package.

Stay tuned to the blog for more updates!

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