House Republican Leader Dan Kristiansen calls on parties to work together during session to ‘get the job done’
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The 64th Washington Legislature convened at noon Monday, starting the clock on a 105-day session. John Sattgast reports from Olympia.
Sattgast: In his remarks during the Legislature's opening-day ceremonies, House Republican Leader Dan Kristiansen called on colleagues to set aside partisan politics and come together on the major issues facing state lawmakers.
Kristiansen: “Are we going to be a body of legislators hired by the citizens of the state of Washington to come down here and focus in on those issues that concern them the most and get the job done in 105 days or less? Countdown starts today. And I believe we can!”
Sattgast: Lawmakers are facing a daunting challenge of addressing the Supreme Court's demand to properly fund education. They will also need to decide how to pay for other needs, such as transportation, public safety and protection of the state's most vulnerable citizens. Kristiansen said House Republicans are committed to bringing solutions to the table and will come together across party lines on these and other critical issues to get the job done.
John Sattgast, Olympia.
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