Wash. lawmakers return for 60-day session

Wash. lawmakers return for 60-day session

Wash. lawmakers return for 60-day session

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by Associated Press

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Posted on January 13, 2014 at 9:46 AM

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington lawmakers are returning to the Capitol for the start of a 60-day legislative session.

For the first time in several years, they don't face a budget shortfall, but they still must grapple with pressing issues on how to pay for schools and transportation, and a potential overhaul of the state's medical marijuana system to bring it in line with the new legal recreational system. The session begins at noon Monday.

But with a politically divided Legislature and an important election looming, it's unclear what exactly lawmakers will be able to agree on during the session. Even whether or not to pass a supplemental budget is up in the air.

Gov. Jay Inslee is set to give his state of the state speech on Tuesday.

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