Stories tagged: special session
UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 4:46 p.m.
Less than two hours after beginning a special session called in response to a mass shooting, Virginia lawmakers abruptly adjourned Tuesday and postponed any movement on gun laws until after …
UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 10:14 p.m.
Gov. Butch Otter says he plans on meeting with top legislative leaders to discuss calling a special legislative session.
Thu., June 7, 2018, 10:11 a.m.
Lawmakers from both houses and both parties agreed Wednesday that Idaho needs a special legislative session this summer to deal with a long-simmering water rights fight in the Treasure Valley.
Wed., June 6, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Key legislative leaders on Wednesday promised to urge Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter to call a special session to resolve a longstanding water battle.
Wed., May 30, 2018, 1:15 p.m.
Legislative leaders say Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter might call a special legislative session to address a yearslong water battle that has been building in southwestern Idaho.
Sat., May 19, 2018
Senate leader calls for special legislative session to improve school safety.
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 9:08 p.m.
Gov. Steve Bullock on Friday signed six bills that he proposed as part of a solution to the state’s projected $227 million budget shortfall, vetoed one he found “disingenuous” and …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Montana’s governor enacted just over $76 million in budget cuts Tuesday, and Republican lawmakers quickly sought to make them permanent and prevent him from vetoing other changes.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
Montana lawmakers return to the Capitol this week for a special session to address a projected $227 million budget deficit
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 3:06 p.m.
Republican lawmakers have successfully expanded the scope of Montana’s special session next week to vote on cuts proposed by Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock and consider additional fund transfers as the …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 10:10 a.m.
Montana Democrats are trying to marshal public support for a special session to address the budget shortfall while Republicans argue state government needs to live within its means.
Sun., June 25, 2017
Most Legislatures go into overtime, but the days needed to finish business have crept up over the years
Needing extra time to get the work done has been the rule, not the exception, for the Legislature.
Sun., June 18, 2017
To pull a cram session on something as momentous and far-reaching as education funding is a dereliction of their duty.
Sun., June 18, 2017
Trying to explain what happens – and what doesn’t – during this second special session isn’t easy.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 6 a.m.
Ho hum. The Legislature flunks again.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:20 p.m.
Legislature adjourns from first special session, Gov. Jay Inslee immediately orders a second.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Lawmakers will head into a second special session as they continue to work toward reaching agreement on a two-year state budget that satisfies a state Supreme Court mandate on education …
Sun., May 7, 2017
What’s a capital reporter to do during a special session with no legislators in sight?
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Special session may seem like summer reruns for the Legislature because rules require bills to be passed again.
Sun., April 30, 2017
Questions and answers about the not-so-special special session.
Sun., April 30, 2017
One of the largest areas of such local funding is educator salaries. In 1987, the state paid over 99 percent of salary costs, but by 2012, that state contribution had …
Sun., April 23, 2017
Stop the dueling press releases, quit searching for future campaign sound bites and get to work. The only developments coming out of Olympia should be ideas about compromise.
Fri., April 21, 2017, 4:30 a.m.
With a budget agreement far off, Legislature could go into an overtime session as early as Monday.
Wed., March 23, 2016, 4:24 p.m.
Special session to continue into next week.
Fri., March 11, 2016, 12:10 a.m.
Shortly after lawmakers adjourned their regular session and started their special session, Gov. Jay Inslee announced he had vetoed 27 of the bills they’d already passed because of their failure …
Sat., Sept. 12, 2015
OLYMPIA – A fourth special session of the Washington Legislature could be called for mid-November to deal with legal questions surrounding public schools and their financing. Gov. Jay Inslee said …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 11, 2015, 2:52 p.m.
OLYMPIA — The Legislature could hold a special session starting in mid November to deal with legal questions surrounding public schools. But Gov. Jay Inslee said he’ll only call one …
Thu., Sept. 10, 2015
OLYMPIA – The Washington Legislature should hold a special session to help charter school students “caught in the middle” of a recent Supreme Court decision that their schools are unconstitutional, …
Fri., Aug. 14, 2015
OLYMPIA – Enough already with promises to fix the state’s schools, the state Supreme Court told the Legislature on Thursday. Until the Legislature establishes a concrete plan, it’ll cost the …
Sat., July 11, 2015
OLYMPIA – The Legislature’s final day of the 2015 session went smoothly, in contrast to many of the 175 days that preceded it. The House moved swiftly to pass three …