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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 8:34 p.m.

Lawmakers’ expenses for Washington’s special sessions topped $445,000

The Legislature’s three special sessions prompted legislators to file per diem claims for more than $445,000 in expenses. But the amount claimed varies widely.


Idaho lawmaker per diem dustup raises questions

Legislative leaders say there’s no easy solution to address questions once again surrounding how much Idaho lawmakers are entitled to receive when offsetting legislative expenses.


Spin Control: How legislators might get their job done – on time

OLYMPIA – It is a rare day when an irate news consumer doesn’t write, call, text, email or otherwise communicate displeasure with the Legislature’s inability to finish its work and …


Washington Senate panel raises daily expenses allowance

OLYMPIA – State senators will be able to collect an extra $30 a day for expenses during future legislative sessions under a rule approved Tuesday. The Senate Facilities and Operations …


Washington Legislature special session cost nears $30,000

OLYMPIA – The tab for last month’s three-day special session to approve tax breaks for Boeing stands at $28,626 and counting, the most recent reports filed by legislators show. Requests …


Lawmakers’ current budget to pay for OT work

OLYMPIA – Before a special session was called Sunday for the Washington Legislature to finish such important tasks as setting the state’s two-year operating budget, legislative leaders and Gov. Jay …


First public action in weeks on Washington budget

OLYMPIA – With barely a week left in the special session, most legislators return to the Capitol today for the first public budget action since the special session started March …


Sluggish session frustrates governor

OLYMPIA – As the Legislature crawled through its fourth day of a special session without a solution to its budget problems, Gov. Chris Gregoire was among those expressing frustration with …