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Thu., April 7, 2011, 10:59 a.m.

WA Lege Day 88: More protests this afternoon

OLYMPIA -- About 70 protesters spent the night in the Capitol, and more demonstrations are scheduled for this afternoon, with some civil disobedience threatened.

Service employees, including some health care workers, are scheduled to join the protest today, and if more demonstrators decide to camp out on the marbled floors, they'll have company for a while. The Senate is scheduled for an evening session, which means the honorables, the staffs and the lobbyists will be there, too.

Meanwhile, the Legislature continues work on a long backlog of bills that are awaiting votes before time runs out in 17 days. Both chambers are scheduled for floor action, on bills to be announced...when they get out of caucus.

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