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WA Lege SpecSess: On paper, a slow day

OLYMPIA -- The Legislature has another light day scheduled, with a 10 a.m. start for the House and a noon start for the Senate, with breaks for caucues coming shortly afterward.

The House Finance Committee holds a hearing this morning on a plan to give tax credits to small businesses that hire new employees and a few other bills; and an executive session on several other bills in the afternoon. House Ways and Means Committee has a late afternoon meeting on a couple of bills, including one to add a surcharge to auto insurance policies to fight car theft.

Maybe they'll be revealing a compromise worked out between House and Senate Democrats to fill that $2.8 billion hole in the budget. And maybe not. There's no solid evidence that such a compromise yet exists.

In other action, Gov. Chris Gregoire has a 1 p.m. event at the Port of Olympia to announce the latest study on "green" jobs. This is not to be confused with jobs created by all the St. Patrick's Day celebrations on Wednesday. These are jobs that are somehow good for the environment.

 




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