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  • 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 …



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