This Saturday the Washngton State Kegislature will stop their ongoing regular meetings in order to have a Spevial Session.
That's right, the legislature is in Olympia to have regularly scheduled committee meetings during the week, but on Saturday there is a one day fire sale of state programs in order to chop almost a billion dollars out of the current state budget that runs through June 2911. The budget that starts in July 2011 will also need significant cuts in order to have a balanced budget through June 2013.
What is cut on Saturday will set the stage for what stays cut, and what else is cut. The state will stop doing all kinds of things that counties can not afford to pick up, and large cities are just now figuring out is not there anymore.
I wish you all the best of luck.