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Spin Control archive for April 22, 2013

MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013

Council considers blocking citizen initiatives 

Signatures on petitions in support of two proposed citizens’ initiatives in Spokane will be counted and verified. But council members hinted Monday that they may block the proposals from the ballot even if activists collected enough support. The Spokane City Council voted 6-0 on Monday…

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Senate votes to shift school funds

OLYMPIA -- The Senate voted to tap a trust fund set up for school construction to help pay for other education programs and make its budget proposal balance, despite warnings it was full of "gimmicks." Minority Democrats tried unsuccessfully to block some of the accounting…

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Close vote on changes for part-time state workers 

OLYMPIA -- A proposal to allow the state and local school districts to have their part-time workers get medical insurance through "Obamacare" barely cleared the Senate today. Senate Bill 5905, which allows the state and school districts to bargain with their part-timers to be switched…

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