Washington Legislature Convenes Second Special Session
The opening gavel has once again fallen in the Washington legislature.
"The second extraordinary session of the 63rd legislature will now be in order,” said a deadpan Lt. Governor Brad Owen Wednesday morning in the state Senate.
The second overtime session is necessary because lawmakers have yet to find agreement on a budget for the next two years. Taxes and controversial policy measures are the chief hang ups.
Meanwhile, Governor Jay Inslee will gather his cabinet to begin to make preparations for a possible July 1 government shutdown – if there’s still no deal by then.