Washington state uses a two-year budget and they have less luck than the federal government at getting a successful budget. Washington state's government has both legislative branch entities with the same party affiliation as the Governor's Office. That situation should make their government more effective at communicating internally and at getting things done. OOPS, guess not! My assumption is that having to fund twice as many years, congress will want to spend twice as much for each budget cycle. Even given that it is logical to have to spend twice as much money a cursory look at congress's history will show that such an opportunity would afford them with an ability to be a little more free with the pocketbook than normally are and that is a bit too much as it is. Something about trillions of dollars in debt does not inspire a great deal of confidence in congress's fiscal responsibility levels (DOH). What it comes down to is come on man. Oh, I guess that was a rhetorical question, wasn't it?