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WA Lege Day 1: Kickoff at noon

OLYMPIA -- House Minority Leader Richard DeBolt and Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, talk while waiting for the official start of the 2012 Legislative session. (Jim Camden)
OLYMPIA -- House Minority Leader Richard DeBolt and Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, talk while waiting for the official start of the 2012 Legislative session. (Jim Camden)

House Minority Leader Richard DeBolt of Chehalis and Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, talk just before the 2012 legislative session begins.

OLYMPIA -- The 2012 legislative session starts at noon, with a bit  of pomp and circumstance.

Legislators also have committee hearings in the afternoon, and Gov. Chris Gregoire's state of the state address tomorrow.

It's a short, 60-day session and a big budget problem, so there's not a lot of time for lollygagging.

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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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