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Spin Control archive for April 12, 2013

FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013



OLYMPIA -- Sen. Mike Padden listens to debate over a bill that would change pay for presidential electors. (Jim Camden)

Elector pay would go up

Sen. Mike Padden listens to debate on bill to raise pay to presidential electors. OLYMPIA -- Electors who cast their vote for the state's choice for president would get more money in 2016 -- quite a bit more -- under a bill that passed the…

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Senators weigh in on FAA tower closure plans

WASHINGTON — Powerful Congressional voices on transportation issues, including Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington, admonished the Federal Aviation Administration for plans to shutter control towers nationwide as a result of federal spending cuts, including Spokane’s tower at Felts Field. Cantwell joined six of her colleagues…

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