Eye On Olympia archive for Dec. 2005

TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2005

Budget II: WSU's lab is back...

The biggest local item in Gov. Gregoire's budget plan is $63 million for a new life sciences research building in Pullman.This is by far the largest item in the governor's construction budget for this year. And it's an easy one, since WSU -- which tried...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2005

Local view...

The Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce's annual legislative preview -- various lawmakers talking about what to expect this year -- is slated to air on TVW's cable broadcast Friday at 9 p.m. and Saturday at 5 a.m. and again at 1 p.m.

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THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2005

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2005

Johnson won't run again in 2006...

State Sen. Stephen Johnson said Wednesday that he won't seek re-election when his term expires at the end of next year.Johnson, an attorney who's been a lawmaker for 11 years, said he wants to "explore other options" in the legal field."I've come to the decision...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2005

Time and money...

Gov. Christine Gregoire's been trying for weeks to tamp down expectations among groups seeking a slice of the $1.2 billion in reserves that the state now has."We must save now, in order to manage if money gets tight," she says.She says there are some new...

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MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2005

Checks and balances...

Ten million bucks. That's the minimum price tag for most U.S. Senate seats, according to a new report from a University of Washington political research team.Among other things, the researchers concluded that "it is no longer possible, in any state, to mount a credible quest...

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