Empty pizza boxes sit on a cart in the wings of the House chamber during a recess for caucus meetings June 30 as a session of the Washington Legislature stretches into the night at the Capitol in Olympia. Lawmakers were hoping to get a two-year state operating budget signed by Gov. Jay Inslee before midnight in order to avoid a partial government shutdown that would have started Wednesday. The Legislature has now totalled the perdiem and travel costs of its extra sessions, which are running over $440,000.
Empty pizza boxes sit on a cart in the wings of the House chamber during a recess for caucus meetings June 30 as a session of the Washington Legislature stretches into the night at the Capitol in Olympia. Lawmakers were hoping to get a two-year state operating budget signed by Gov. Jay Inslee before midnight in order to avoid a partial government shutdown that would have started Wednesday. The Legislature has now totalled the perdiem and travel costs of its extra sessions, which are running over $440,000. Ted S. Warren AP
Empty pizza boxes sit on a cart in the wings of the House chamber during a recess for caucus meetings June 30 as a session of the Washington Legislature stretches into the night at the Capitol in Olympia. Lawmakers were hoping to get a two-year state operating budget signed by Gov. Jay Inslee before midnight in order to avoid a partial government shutdown that would have started Wednesday. The Legislature has now totalled the perdiem and travel costs of its extra sessions, which are running over $440,000. Ted S. Warren AP

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