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Eye On Olympia archive for March 7, 2006

TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2006

Budget compromise: a first look...

The House and Senate today inked a budget compromise that includes millions of dollars for local programs and projects.Among them:-$10 million for Washington State University to start construction on a $63 million new bioscience lab complex in Pullman.-$2 million for repairs to Avista Stadium.-$2 million…

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Speaking of which...

The Senate later this morning is expected to pass Sen. Lisa Brown's still-unnumbered resolution "recognizing the talent and hard work of the Gonzaga University Bulldogs men's basketball coaches and players."A sampling:"Whereas, Gonzaga University's basketball bans are the self-proclaimed `Zag Nation,' and the Bulldogs keep giving…

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Dollars versus a potential voter veto...

It must have pained some fiscal conservatives, but Republican leaders last night argued against a provision that would add an estimated $10 million more to state coffers without additional taxes or fees on anyone.At issue was Senate Bill 6896, which sets up a series of…

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