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Gov. Chris Gregoire congratulates Rep. Andy Billig on passing his first bill, a law restricting the use of lawn fertilizers with phosphorus, on April 14, 2011. (Jim Camden/The Spokesman-Review)

WA Lege Day 95: Gregoire signs lawn fertilizer bill

Gov. Chris Gregoire congratulates Rep. Andy Billig, D-Spokane, after signing his bill to restrict lawn fertilizers with phosphorus. OLYMPIA -- Finding fertilizer with phosphorus to spread on lawns in Washington will become difficult by 2013 under law signed Thursday. As part of the state's ongoing...

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MONDAY, FEB. 28, 2011

WA Lege Day 50: The green grass of home 

OLYMPIA – Washington homeowners would be restricted from putting fertilizer with phosphorus on healthy lawns under a bill that passed the House Monday. Despite complaints from Republicans that homeowners are able to decide what fertilizer to put on their grass or that restrictions will send...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 19, 2010

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