State Lawmakers Open 60-Day Session

Washington lawmakers returned to the Capitol on Monday for a 60-day legislative session.  On their plate this session is  passing a supplemental budget and expediting the final piece of an education funding mandate.

Democrats are back in charge of both legislative chambers for the first time in five years, holding a slim 25-24 majority in the Senate and a 50-48 edge in the House.

Lawmakers are still working to comply with a 2012 state Supreme Court ruling requiring them to fully fund the state’s basic education system.

      Tue Jan 9 News