Washington Lawmakers Return For 60-Day Session - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Washington Lawmakers Return For 60-Day Session

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington lawmakers are returning to the Capitol for the start of a 60-day legislative session.
    
For the first time in several years, they don't face a budget shortfall, but they still must grapple with pressing issues on how to pay for schools and transportation, and a potential overhaul of the state's medical marijuana system to bring it in line with the new legal recreational system.  The session begins at noon Monday.
    
But with a politically divided Legislature and an important election looming, it's unclear what exactly lawmakers will be able to agree on during the session. Even whether or not to pass a supplemental budget is up in the air.
    
Gov. Jay Inslee is set to give his state of the state speech on Tuesday.

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