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Eye On Olympia archive for Oct. 14, 2008

TUESDAY, OCT. 14, 2008

Builders and friends double down on Rossi...

With the gubernatorial election down to the wire, the Building Industry Association of Washington and its political allies are more than doubling their bet on Republican challenger Dino Rossi.ChangePAC, a BIAW-led group that also includes farm- and small-business groups, is pouring nearly $4 million in…

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Speaking of cash...

As some states nervously eye their dwindling unemployment-insurance coffers, the woman in charge of Washington's system has this message for workers fearing layoffs: no worries.Washington unemployment trust fund -- a pool of money paid into by employers, then tapped to send checks to newly-jobless workers…

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In your mailbox soon...

Look for a fat voters guide to be in your mailbox soon, if it hasn't already arrived.That booklet's no small feat. According to the Secretary of State's office, there are 43 different versions of the thing, ranging from 80 to 264 pages. Several Central- and…

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