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Morning update: Day 103

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on April 22, 2011 at 8:51 am with No Comments »
April 22, 2011 8:51 am

Today is expected to be sine die, the day the Legislature adjourns.

But like last year, it will be an anti-climactic ending as lawmakers prepare to come back for a special session.

We should find out today from Gov. Chris Gregoire exactly when they will be back. Will it be immediately after the Easter weekend, as the Senate prefers? Or will they wait until they have a deal before bringing everyone back to Olympia, as the House has suggested? Either way, when they return many of them will lose their offices as temporary modular buildings come down.

Today lawmakers may do some procedural work to clear out the last of their regular-session business. One question is whether the House will give final approval to a transportation budget, sending the $9 billion plan to the governor.

Then they will head home for the weekend with their biggest work left undone.

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