The last special session of the Washington Legislature has made a short-term fix to the state budget and kicked the can down the road to the regular legislative session next year/month.
The battle over the state's budget - over getting the budget into balance - promises to be THE ISSUE OF THE SESSION.
One promising argument in the budget debate comes from the "Road Kill" Democrats. (The "Road Kill" caucus is so called because they are middle-of-the-roaders who get run over by the left and the right.)
To see how this debate is formed, check out this video by Pierce County's Sen. Jim Kastama.