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Spin Control archive for Jan. 6, 2014

MONDAY, JAN. 6, 2014

Stuckart relents on supermajority rule

Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart will soon be handing out duties to the city’s six other council members. The Spokane City Council on Monday unanimously agreed to give Stuckart the power to chose which members serve on what boards. But Stuckart abandoned his proposal…

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City decides water department needs leader

Spokane once again has a permanent leader for its water department. The Spokane City Council on Monday unanimously approved Mayor David Condon’s appointment of Dan Kegley as the water director. The city was without a water director from June 2012, when previous director Frank Triplett…

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Clean up your language, 2 senators told

OLYMPIA -- Two senators from Southwest Washington were admonished to use "professional, business language" and the caucuses should help members deal with "interpersonal conflict," a special Senate committee said today. Put in plainer language, Sen. Ann Rivers should not have called Sen. Don Benton a…

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Hill: No pay raise if budget is late

OLYMPIA -- Sen. Andy Hill has some ideas to speed up the budgeting process that may not endear him to his colleagues. Everyone else who waits on the Legislature to cobble together a budget might cheer them, however. The Redmond Republican who will repeat last…

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