No quick Hirst fix, Farm Bureau told

From the Capital Press

Rural Democrats may join Republicans on specific issues but don’t expect them to give Republicans a majority in the state Legislature, a legislative watcher says.

Democrats will control the state Senate by one vote starting in January and already control the House by one vote. While such thin margins have caused switch overs in the past don’t expect it next year. That’s what Todd Myers, director of the Center for the Environment at the Washington Policy Center, told attendees at the Washington Farm Bureau 97th annual meeting at the Yakima Convention Center, Nov. 15.

Democrats are talking about passing a state capital budget but they still need 60 percent so it probably will remain in stalemate over the unpopular state Supreme Court Hirst ruling on water, said Myers, a former executive team member of the state Department of Natural Resources and author of “Eco-Fads: How the Rise of Trendy Environmentalism is Harming the Environment.” Read the rest of the story here.