Last week, our weekly Lobby Lunch series featured Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom, D-Medina, Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, and Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis.
Transportation figured prominently in the discussion, which came the day after Rep. Judy Clibborn, D-Mercer Island, unveiled a $10 billion transportation funding proposal.
Also, as noted in a previous blog post, Tom suggested that Gov. Jay Inslee's choice to lead the state Department of Transportation may encounter a difficult confirmation hearing.
Here are some video highlights of the rest of the meeting, starting with DeBolt's observations about the 2013 session so far -- a session that he believes sees a "chasm of philosophies" in the House of Representatives that's as deep as he's ever seen.