WashingtonVotes.org will provide gavel-to-gavel coverage of the 2012 Regular Session of the Washington State Legislature that convenes today, January 9th. This free website allows interested citizens, media, activists, government affairs professionals and policymakers to track the issues they care about. In addition to crafting a supplemental budget to address the $1.5 billion deficit, legislators will also be considering tax increases, ways the state can help spur job creation and economic recovery, same-sex marriage, and wrestling with a recent state Supreme Court decision stating Washington is not fully funding basic education. Moreover, all bills from the 2011 regular and special sessions will be considered in the legislative process and may be reconsidered by legislators. WashingtonVotes.org is the best tool for following these and all of the issues in Olympia.