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It’s over: 2018 session of the Washington State Legislature adjourned Sine Die

The Wash­ing­ton State Leg­is­la­ture is going home. Hav­ing spent six­ty days work­ing to craft three bud­gets and pass a long list of pol­i­cy bills (many lib­er­at­ed from the Repub­li­cans’ grave­yard of progress), law­mak­ers in the Demo­c­ra­t­ic-con­trolled House and Sen­ate jubi­lant­ly vot­ed to adjourn Sine Die tonight.

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Washington State Legislature adjourns 2016 session Sine Die; special session needed

Not long ago, the Wash­ing­ton State Leg­is­la­ture adjourned its 2016 reg­u­lar ses­sion Sine Die, fol­low­ing the adop­tion of HCR 4417 by the House and Sen­ate. Though the reg­u­lar ses­sion is now offi­cial­ly over, law­mak­ers can­not head home just yet, as their work is unfin­ished (sur­prise, sur­prise). Gov­er­nor Jay Inslee plans to call a spe­cial session […]

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Washington State Legislature adjourns Sine Die, again (for real this time!)

Hav­ing reached agree­ment on the specifics of an oper­at­ing bud­get, trans­porta­tion pack­age, and plan for delay­ing imple­men­ta­tion of last year’s ini­tia­tive to low­er class size, the Wash­ing­ton State Leg­is­la­ture today adjourned its third spe­cial ses­sion sine die, with exhaust­ed law­mak­ers and leg­isla­tive staff breath­ing a sigh of relief. The Leg­is­la­ture began its 2015 ses­sion a […]