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Wed., April 17, 2013, 10:10 a.m.

WA Lege Day 94: Lots of bills will get votes

OLYMPIA -- The House and Senate are expected to vote on a boatload of bills today on a wide variety of topics.

That's because any bill not connected to the budget, that has passed one chamber must pass the other chamber by 5 p.m. Otherwise, it's pretty well dead unless there's some herculanean lift of parliamentary procedures to get it through. (For those wondering about Gov. Jay Inslee and a crew of legislators announcing brand new anti-DUI legislation yesterday, those bills will be a lesson in how the normal rules are circumvented to get something done that almost everyone wants.

Look for updates throughout the day on bills that make the cut.

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