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Spec Sess No. 1 approaches last gasp

OLYMPIA -- The First Special Session of the 2013 Legislature is expected to be gavelled to a close around 3:30 p.m.

Legislators are being told to be back at their seats around then, and this special session will end less than 18 hours before the Second Special Session begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Normally the end of a session is called sine die, pronounced SIGH-nee DIE.

This one, however, might more properly be called Tiny die.

Or Phony die?

Or Whiny die?

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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