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A little pushback from rural lawmakers…

“Jay, you have a long way to go in proving that you can be more to the middle, more balanced.”
— Sen. Bob Morton, R-Orient

“If the people who would breach my dams and take away my water rights are happy about this, I can’t be. I’ll be voting no.”
— Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville

Both were objecting the the nomination of Jay Manning to head the state Department of Ecology. Manning’s appointment passed the Senate 38 to 8.

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