The Washington Legislature’s short, 60-day session begins Monday at the Legislative Building at the Capitol in Olympia. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press file photo)

The Washington Legislature’s short, 60-day session begins Monday at the Legislative Building at the Capitol in Olympia. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press file photo)

Editorial: State lawmakers have lot to prove and get done

Much was left undone after last year. With elections this year, voters will be looking for results.

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