Last Day of the Session – Men Alone in the Big House
Photographs by Tom Olmscheid
Rep. Rick Hansen rests on a bench outside the State Capitol's old Supreme Court Chamber as the House and Senate members wait for legislative leaders to workout details on a new bonding bill before ending the session and adjourning.
Lobbyist Dan Larson watches the monitors in the Capitol's cafeteria as the legislature moved towards adjournment. Beer sales will now be possible in the cafeteria as a provision was attached to the Legacy Bill.
A lobbyist tracks what is happening on his digital tablet during the last night of the legislative session.
Rep Tom Anzelc rubs his eyes as the House of Rep. moved toward a midnight adjournment.
House Speaker Paul Thissen rests briefly as members and staff mill around the House Chamber while waiting for the Senate to vote on the taxes bill before adjourning the session at midnight.