Under the Dome: Today is Friday, April 26, the 103rd day of the 105-day legislative session.

April 26, 2013 

Under the dome

Today is Friday, April 26, the 103rd day of the 105-day legislative session.


"It's been very liberating for me. I've gone from riding the pine to playing 48 minutes every game. So, it's a lot different."

-Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, during Thursday’s Majority Coalition Caucus press conference. Sheldon, a conservative Democrat, was comparing his current leadership position in the Senate’s majority caucus to his days caucusing with his own party.


With just three days left of the regular 105-day legislative session, lawmakers will be negotiating throughout the day to hammer out a deal on a number of key budgets. However, with such a wide divide between the Democrat-controlled House’s budget and the Republican-dominated Senate’s budget, a special session is widely considered a foregone conclusion.


Today, Hawaiian musicians and hula dancers will perform from 9:15-9:45 a.m. in the rotunda of the Legislative Building. The performance is sponsored by the office of the lieutenant governor.

On Saturday, the Washington Education Association will be holding a rally on the north steps of the Legislative Building from 9:30 a.m.-noon.

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