Five reasons to celebrate a signed budget deal from the Washington State Legislature:
1 Fourth of July won’t be pushed back until next year.
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2 We get bragging rights for the having the fastest speed-reading lawmakers in the West: They deciphered a 616 page document in less than 24 hours.
3 Now that kids can go back to school, lawmakers can fix the roads and bridges they use to get there.
4 The bipartisan budget agreement is all the data we need: Dogs and cats really can live together.
5 Gov. Inslee finally gets to use that new pen he got for Christmas.