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Eye On Olympia

No raises, sharp cuts in social services and higher education…

Among the cuts: -no cost of living increases for state workers or teachers. -a 24 percent cut to class-size reduction money in schools. -reducing nursing home reimbursement rates, mental health services. -doing away with state payments under the General Assistance-Unemployable program, which provides health care and small checks to people, often homeless people.

Short takes and breaking news from the Washington Legislature and the state capital.