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Wassup: Cinco de Mayo

With the signing of the supplemental budget and a few other bills yesterday, the state’s legislative business officially drew to a close. To get a list of all the laws the Legislature made in the two sessions, check out the this page on the Secretary of State’s website.

Here’s Jon Stewart’s look at yesterday.

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And a Cinco de Mayo bonus video:

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Wassup: May 4

Gov. Chris Gregoire is scheduled to sign th supplemental operating budget at noon today, or at least most of it. She hinted last week that there were some aspects of it she might line out with the veto pen.

Also up for signing is the supplemental capital budget and a “jobs” bill that retrofits schools and other public buildings to make them more energy efficient.

Expect some not so happy reactions later this morning from Washington’s congressional delegation regarding the Pentagon’s announcement that it will not award the bid for the Air Force’s new tanker until Nov. 12. The Defense Department had previously said it would push back the submission date to allow Airbus-maker EADS to submit a bid but award the contract worth an estimated $35 billion in September. The tanker program has been so plagued with SNAFUs and delays that no one should be surprised, but congressional staffers may need to peel their bosses off the ceiling before getting comments suitable for a family newspaper or FCC regulations.

The federal government is announcing that Inland Northwest Health Services in Spokane will receive a $15 million grant from the Health and Human Services Department to “focus on increasing preventive services for diabetic patients in rural areas by extending Health Information Exchange and establishing anchor institutions in close proximity to remote clinics that will promulgate successes in health IT supported care coordination.”

And here’s Jon Stewart’s quick look at yesterday:

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Wassup: April 28

Biggest action for Washington state today is in the other Washington. The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Doe v. Reed, the dispute over making public the names of people who sign initiative and refererndum petitions.

Attorney General Rob McKenna, who is arguing the case for the state, is scheduled to have a telephonic press conference at 10 a.m. from Washington, D.C., with Secretary of State Sam Reed, who is the named defendant in the case. Quick recap: Opponents of same-sex marriage, who opposed last year’s law to expand domestic partner rights, circulated Referendum 71 to put it to a vote in November. They got enough signatures, but a supporter of gay rights filed a public records request to get all the names to post in the Internet. R-71 sponsors balked, went to court, and various judges have ruled the signatures are or aren’t public records.

The case is the last to be heard this term by the Supremes.

Meanwhile, here’s Jon Stewart’s one-minute take on yesterday.

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Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Jonathan Brunt is an enterprise reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Kip Hill is a general assignments reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

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