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Eye On Olympia

And it’s a wrap…

After a three-month flurry of activity, much of the state Capitol is back to the ghost-town-like atmosphere is exudes for much of the year.

Gone are the lobbyists who crowded around the House and Senate doors, frantically scribbling notes to lawmakers. Gone are the rallies on abortion, school libraries, toxic toys. Gone is the small plane circling the dome and trailing a huge "Save Our Sonics" banner. (See below.)

What remain, however, are the laws and programs that legislators approved. More than 300 bills are on their way to Gov. Chris Gregoire to be signed into law.

Here's a handy list of the bills passed, where they're at now, and short summaries of what each would do: click here.

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