Jim Camden

Jim Camden

Jim Camden is the Olympia bureau chief, covering the Legislature and state government. He also is a political columnist and blogger for Spin Control.

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Spokane Tribe, Hard Rock team up on planned casino 

The Spokane Tribe’s casino and hotel proposed for the West Plains would carry the Hard Rock brand if it receives the final go-ahead, the tribe announced Monday. Rudy Peone, tribal chairman, said th...

Legislature passes $38.2 billion budget 24 

OLYMPIA -- After spending 165 days struggling to write a budget, the Legislature needed less than two hours to pass a $38.2 billion spending plan out of both chambers that boosts money for schools ...

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Senate passes $38.2 billion operating budget

OLYMPIA -- The Senate passed and sent to the House a $38.2 billion budget that would allow the state to avoid a partial government shutdown on Wednesday.

Senate begins budget debate with a bit of Zen

OLYMPIA -- The Senate began debate on the 2015-17 operating budget about 5:30 p.m., and there may be good karma for passing it and avoiding a partial government shutdown. . .

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