Inslee orders special session, vetoes 27 bills to spur action

Lawmakers this legislative session had two fundamental responsibilities: Come up with a full plan for K-12 education funding and pass a supplemental budget.

But as legislators and lobbyists filtered out of the Capitol building Thursday night — the last day of the 60-day session — there was no budget agreement in sight and lawmakers weeks ago had decided to largely defer action on the education money problem.