Looking around it seems that there is some forward motion but our legislators still haven't gotten enough done.
The gimmicks around waiting one day for a payment to K-12 districts to save some money seem to be off the table.
Here's what the Governor said:
“They have a lot of work to do. I don’t think at this point … they have … made sufficient progress for me to open the doors to bill signing. So I will sign no bills on Monday. I had planned to, and I will not,” Gregoire said.
The last day that any bills passed that need the Governor's signature is next Saturday, March 31st.
I'm thinking that the charter school bill is still in flux but my gut tells me Lisa Macfarlane's idea/challenge about passing a referendum to send this issue to the voters is a lot of semi-wishful thinking. It would get charters on the ballot but the issue would be how to win that vote.