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The legislature took important steps to prevent this.
Today is the last day of the state legislative session. Sort of. The House and Senate haven't

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What Exactly Has the State Legislature Accomplished This Session? Let's Tote It Up

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The legislature took important steps to prevent this.
Today is the last day of the state legislative session. Sort of. The House and Senate haven't been able to agree on the specifics for resolving the state's $2.8 billion (or so) budget deficit. The Senate wants a sales tax increase, the House, with backing from Governor Chris Gregoire, doesn't.

Both House Speaker Pro Tem Jeff Morris (D-Mount Vernon) and Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown (D-Spokane) think law makers will need a special session, costing $18,000 a day, to resolve their differences.

But lest you think the first sixty days were a waste of time, and that lawmakers are unable to agree on anything, not so! The Governor has already signed 19 bills that were passed by both chambers. Here are highlights of their legislative work:

Making kids police chiefs and stopping trucks carrying explosive material from barreling across railroad tracks... who says lawmakers and the governor can't find common ground?

 
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