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2008 Legislative Session Begins in Olympia

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- The 2008 Legislative session kicked off Monday in Olympia. 

It's a short 60-day session, but lawmakers say they didn't waste any time getting to work this morning.

Lawmakers KNDU talked with say this is essentially just a chance to make sure their budget from last year is still on track.

The Governor is calling this a "safety and security" session.  

Lawmakers are expected to finalize a supplemental budget and focus on transportation and education reform, two of the big things left over from last year's session.  

Senator Jerome Delvin hopes the two sides can work together to get things done this time around.

"Get out of here, Olympia, not taking any more taxpayer money.   The money that we do have is used wisely and save as much as we can," the Senator said.

Lawmakers are only in for a 60-day session this year.   It's not expected to last any longer because people are eager to get on the campaign trail for November's elections.

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