Gov. Chris Gregoire said she's talked to leaders in the House and Senate and does not expect them to finish the work by the scheduled end of the session on April 24.
"They can't mechanically get there. I think it's unfortunate," the governor said Friday afternoon.
Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown, D-Spokane, said earlier in the day that she thought it was unlikely lawmakers would finish on time. Brown said the Senate was interested in a short weekend break and then continuing until they finished the job.
But Gregoire said she wasn't certain if she'd call them back immediately.
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I'll go back to what I have been thinking for a while, HB 1997 will come back as an economic development bill in a Special Session.