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WA Lege Day 30: Title problems

OLYMPIA — Debate a bill to suspend the supermajority to raise taxes has come to a halt on the floor of the Senate.

Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, raised a “point of order” that because of changes approved by Democrats, the bill’s title is no longer accurate.

After conferring with staff attorneys, Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, who is presiding, agreed. The title includes the term permanent, and nothing in the bill is permanent any longer. The bill needs an accurate title.

Democrats are trying to figure out a parliamentary way to change it.

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Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Jonathan Brunt is an enterprise reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Kip Hill is a general assignments reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Nick Deshais covers Spokane City Hall for The Spokesman-Review.

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