Special Session Imminent for WA Legislature - State and Federal Communications

April 22, 2015  •  

Special Session Imminent for WA Legislature

Washington State CapitolThe Washington State Legislature appears to be headed to a special session if state lawmakers cannot come to an agreement on the state budget before April 26, 2015, the session deadline set by the state constitution.

The source of the disagreement stems from public school funding in light of recent state Supreme Court case McCleary v. State of Washington, where the Court mandated a new funding scheme for public schools by the end of the 2015 legislative session.

Gov. Jay Inslee acknowledged the need for a special session but indicated details have not been discussed.

Photo of the Washington State Capitol by Nikopoley on Wikimedia Commons.

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