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Thu., March 5, 2009, 7:32 p.m.

Feeling a little bit too much love from the lobbyists…


Flowers in the colors of the rainbow make a lively display.Special to 
 (Megan Cooley Special to / The Spokesman-Review)
Flowers in the colors of the rainbow make a lively display.Special to (Megan Cooley Special to / The Spokesman-Review)

Washington's annual legislative session isn't just a boon to restaurants and caterers. It's also a source of great business for florists. Groups and lobbyists like to shower lawmakers with strategically timed big bouquets to grace their House and Senate desks.

But sometimes, apparently, it's all a bit much. When the House returned from a dinner break a few minutes ago, Speaker Pro Tem Jeff Morris opened things by announcing that the bouquets would be rounded up and removed tonight.

"There's been an allergy outbreak," he said. "We're going to have security come and collect the flowers and store them in your offices."




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