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.
TODAY IN THE LEGISLATURE
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.
ELSEWHERE ON CAMPUS
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.