Washington lawmakers scramble to adjourn
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Lawmakers are preparing to adjourn their 60-day legislative session and are looking to pass a supplemental budget before midnight.
The bipartisan budget compromise is expected to be announced Thursday afternoon and both chambers will each need to pass the measure. It is expected to make minor changes to the $33.6 billion, two-year state operating budget approved by the Legislature last year. Democrats control the House and a predominantly Republican majority controls the Senate.
Lawmakers are also expected to take up a measure seeking to regulate the state's medical marijuana system in advance of the new recreational system that is set to begin sales to the public this summer.