Wash. Legislature passes few key bills, leaves many dead

Wash. Legislature passes few key bills, leaves many dead

Wash. Legislature passes few key bills, leaves many dead

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on March 15, 2014 at 9:35 AM

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- 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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