Despite all the glum news about the budget challenges yet to be resolved, legislators ended the regular session on a very high note by reaching agreement on a package of education reform bills related to early learning, Race to the Top, levies and education funding.
Even in a 60-day session we pulled off quite a few other noteworthy accomplishments in the past weeks. In a quick off-the-top-of-our-head very un-complete roundup:
- Passed the landmark baby bottle bill to keep toxics out of bottles and sippy cups
- Reached agreement on how to move forward on shovel-ready SR 520 bridge-related projects
- The first bill we passed was one to create 38,000 jobs and we will focus on that during special session to ensure it's delivered to the Governor
- Responded to businesses in the Green River Valley who are struggling to find affordable, adequate flood insurance