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Eye On Olympia

Republican reaction to Gregoire…

Mixed reviews from the GOP side of the aisle to Gov. Chris Gregoire's call for an economic stimulus plan, government reform and other changes this year:

"This is a financial wreck that she spent four years creating, and then to be shocked when it comes due is a little scary for me. We've been saying for 3-4 years this would be a wreck." (Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda)

"I'm excited to look at these things, but the proof's in the pudding." (Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax)

"This session can't be about platitudes and it can't be about slogans. It has to be about real solutions." (Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis) (In fairness, this line is becoming a bit of a slogan in itself. It's at least the second time DeBolt's used this line in news conferences.)



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