Political Buzz

Talking WA politics.

NOTICE: Political Buzz has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Political Buzz.
Visit the new section.

Special session update: Day 29

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on May 24, 2011 at 10:02 am |
May 24, 2011 10:02 am

One hundred and thirty-four days into lawmakers’ work this year, they plan to reveal a final budget plan.

The announcement is coming up in a few minutes. Lawmakers are leaving their party caucuses where they were briefed on the budget.

Meanwhile, the word is that a late-night bargaining session in Gov. Chris Gregoire’s office went until 5:30 a.m.

Lawmakers were hashing out their differences on the debt limit, a debate that threatened Monday to stall the special session’s adjournment scheduled for Wednesday. Do they have an agreement? We should find out shortly.

A side issue of the special session has been dropped. The medical marijuana bill won’t survive, its sponsor says.

The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for thenewstribune.com. Report violators to webmaster@thenewstribune.com.