Politics & Government

Under the Dome: Wednesday, April 22, the 101st day of the 105-day legislative session

QUOTED

“I’m happy to be able to onor John Hughes today. I mean, who could forget movies like ‘The Breakfast Club,’ ‘Sixteen Candles,’ ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’?”

– Sen. Brian Hatfield, D-Raymond, jokingly mixing up the Washington historian with the screenwriter. The Senate on Tuesday honored John C. Hughes, a newspaper reporter turned chief oral historian for the Washington State Legacy Project, for his 50-year career.

NOTEWORTHY

Rep. Ross Hunter, the House’s budget writer, and Gov. Jay Inslee agreed Tuesday that the Legislature will not finish writing a budget by the end of the regular 105-day session. Negotiations hit a snag last week over House tax bills related to budget proposals.

WEDNESDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE

Gov. Jay Inslee plans to take action on several bills passed by the Legislature, including House Bill 2181. If he signs it, the bill would allow the governor-appointed secretary of transportation to increase the maximum speed limit on any state highway to 75 miles per hour.

THURSDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE

Inslee plans to take action on more bills passed by the Legislature.

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