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WA Lege Day 60: Final day?

OLYMPIA -- On the last day of the regular session, the Legislature has a few things on its plate:

A supplemental operating budget, which apparently will be shown to members around 10 a.m., and to the public around noon. It will have to pass in both chambers, plus any additional changes to state law to make the appropriations in the budget work

Possible changes to the state's teacher evaluation system, in an effort to keep getting $40 million from the federal government to send to the public schools.

A possible merger of some elements of the state's medical marijuana system with its new, and as yet unproven, recreational marijuana system

Legislation that gives veterans in-state tuition at state colleges and universities.

This is, to be sure, a more ambitious agenda for one day than the Legislature has accomplished in the previous 59.

They have until midnight. The question is, do they have enough time, or will they need to go into extra innings?

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