In Idaho

The Idaho Legislature adjourned officially on April 11th after a long and arduous debate over a number of issues, the most prominent of which was a Transportation Funding Bill.  Unable to agree the Senate and House finally convened a conference committee which hammered out the final bill.

In Washington State

Last week the Washington Legislature began what could be a 30-day special session.  The primary items on the agenda for the special session are the three budgets for the 2015-2017 biennium—operating budget, transportation budget and capital budget.  After a brief flurry of committee hearings and floor debate most legislators headed for home while only budget negotiators remained in Olympia for the first couple weeks of the special session.