The Lakewood Chamber will hold its General Membership Luncheon on Thursday, May 5, 2011 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Great American Casino, 10117 South Tacoma Way. Cost is $20 (prepaid) or $30 (at the door). Call 253-582-9400 to reserve your seat. Guest speaker will be Gary Chandler, Vice President of Government Affairs, Association of Washington Business. Three and half months wasn’t enough time for legislators to agree on how to fix our state’s budget woes. So as Legislature has headed into a Special Session, extending the normal odd-year session run of 105 days by 30 more. There are however, bills that have been enacted – many that impact your ability to do business – some are good, some are bad – and some just plain ugly.