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Eye On Olympia archive for Jan. 26, 2007

FRIDAY, JAN. 26, 2007

New Viaduct? Tunnel instead? Tunnel Lite?

(Background for Eastern WA readers who haven’t been following the drama: Gov. Chris Gregoire and key lawmakers are very, very reluctant to spend the extra money replacing Seattle’s elevated Alaskan Way Viaduct with a tunnel. They fear Big Dig-style massive cost overruns. It would be…

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Initiatives as piecework...

Rep. Sherry Appleton, D-Poulsbo, wants to ban paying signature-gatherers by the signature. It encourages fraud, she said, since the going rate for ballot measures is $2.50 to $5 a signature."To me, that is pretty obscene," she said at a House hearing a few minutes ago.…

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