105 days later and no conclusion. Have you ever lit a firework and it fizzled out (a dud)? Well, that’s how the regular session ended. No flash, no bang, just a letter two days before the end of session from Governor Inslee calling them back into special session starting on Monday, April 24.
What new taxes will they approve, what is there McCleary solution, and, how do they meet in the middle when the two most important budgets from House Democrats and Senate Republicans are as different as “apples and zucchinis” (as described by House Appropriations chair Representative Timm Ormsby)? These issues will be debated now by lead negotiators over the next 30 days, the remaining legislators have been sent home.