OLYMPIA, Wash. - In a 60-day Legislative session in Olympia that actually ended without the need for overtime work, lawmakers stayed until the very end, adjourning at nearly midnight Thursday.
While it was a long final day of bill passing, a large number of bills were left for dead.
A $155 million supplemental budget passed, as did a measure to keep funding homeless prevention programs through fees on real-estate sales. But, efforts to pass a transportation package stalled, as did a budget measure funding statewide construction projects, a medical marijuana regulation bill and a measure that would have mandated the use of standardized test data in teacher evaluations.
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