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WA Lege Spec Sess: No end in sight

OLYMPIA -- The Legislature has nothing scheduled today except a pro forma session in the Senate at noon.

That's also the time that U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, Gov. Chris Gregoire, state Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown, D-Spokane, and state House Speaker Frank Chopp have a press conference to say they think federal health care reform is a great thing. This comes two days after about 850 people gathered on the lawn to cheer Attorney General Rob McKenna's participation in lawsuit against health care reform, because they think it is a terrible thing.

That lawsuit might come up, as well as the progress -- or lack thereof -- in the special session. Other than that, today's biggest task might be to avoid being washed away by the rain.

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