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Speedy work after a slow day

OLYMPIA -- After spending most of Thursday in meetings or "at ease" the Legislature moved with uncharacteristic speed to pass bills as part of a complicated deal and beat a deadline on fixing the estate tax.

The Senate passed a change to the Model Toxics Control Act and sent it the House, which passed it in a matter of minutes. That sets up a vote in the Senate on a change in the estate tax the House approved earlier in the day

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