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WA Lege SpecSess: Just saying No to the per diem

OLYMPIA -- The list of senators refusing their $90 per diem for the special session right now stands at 15 -- 12 Republicans and 3 Democrats.

Alphabetically, they are:

Randi Becker, R-Eatonville
Don Benton, R-Vancouver
Mike Carrell, R-Lakewood
Karen Fraser, D-Olympia
Mike Hewitt, R-Walla Walla
Janea Holmquist, R-Moses Lake
Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside
Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor
Curtis King, R-Yakima
Chris Marr, D-Spokane
Bob McCaslin, R-Spokane Valley
Bob Morton, R-Kettle Falls
Linda Evans Parlette, R-Wenatchee
Val Stevens, R-Arlington
Joe Zarelli, R-Ridgeview

Fraser, it should be noted, never takes per diem, regular or special session.

 



Jim Camden
Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981 and retired in 2021. He is currently the political and state government correspondent covering Washington state.

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