Today the Legislature begins the 2013 session, and the Senate will convene today at noon.
Although the opening day of session is usually driven by formalities such as swearing in new members and voting on committee structure, this year there is considerably more uncertainty.
For a look at a new the Senate structure proposed by the other caucus, and the response of Senate Democratic Caucus leaders, read the Seattle Times session preview article here.
Several members of the Democratic Caucus have weighed in on their roles under the proposed structure; the News Tribune follows that story here.
You can watch opening ceremonies live on TVW.