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WA Lege Day 55: Tax debate ends, no vote on bill

OLYMPIA -- The Senate recessed Saturday afternoon without voting on their major tax package,  after more than four hours of contentious, and occasionally heated debate..

Democrats were one vote shy of the constitutional majority they need to pass the bill because one member Sen. Paull Shin, had to leave to attend a funeral.

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