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.