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SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2015

FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015



THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015

WaLeg Day 88: Aversion therapy ban approved in the House 

OLYMPIA -- Washington would ban "aversion therapy" to turn gay youth straight under a bill approved Thursday by the House. Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, led an effort by GOP members to defeat it for provisions he said were unconstitutional and interfere with patient-therapist relationships.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015


WaLeg Day 87: Lots of votes expected 

OLYMPIA -- The Senate and House both have floor sessions to vote on some of the many bills that have been passed by various committees. Among those passed by the Senate before noon was a House bill to require preserving DNA in criminal cases, sponsored by Rep. Tina Orwall (above left).

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TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015

MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2015


FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2015

THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015


House passes 2015-17 budget, Senate debate continues

OLYMPIA – Both chambers of the Legislature debated budgets worth tens of billions of dollars with arguments over whether they were just directing spending or making statements about the future of the state and its values. House Democrats passed their $38.8 billion budget, which needs some new taxes . The Senate debate continued into the evening.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2015



WaLeg Day 80: Budgets, nukes and subpoenas

OLYMPIA -- The Senate operating budget proposal, fresh off yesterday's roll out, gets a vote in the Ways and Means Committee and both chambers' transportation budgets are in their respective committees. Legislation on small nuclear plants is among items in a House energy committee and a Senate committee got info on subpoenas.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015




MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2015



WaLeg Day 78: More changes for oil train bill

OLYMPIA – Trains crossing Washington with crude oil would need larger crews but those with other farm chemicals would not, under a revised bill passed by a House committee Monday. The latest version of a bill on one of the session’s hottest topics also has a higher tax than Senate Republicans approved this month.

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