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Lt. Brad Owen suggests some campaign slogans for Sen. Mike Baumgartner.

Inslee vetoes bills as regular session ends without budget

OLYMPIA – Lawmakers closed out their regular session without passing an update to the state operating budget and started up a special session in the span of about 30 minutes Thursday night. Less than an hour later, Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed 27 bills, making good on a threat to take a red pen to legislation if they needed to go into overtime.

WaLeg Day 60: Time running out for session, 37 bills

Thursday is the last day of the regular session and legislators are still working on the budget. That brings up two questions: Will lawmakers go into overtime? Will the governor veto 37 bills?