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Spin Control archive for March 3, 2014


Senate panel OKs state pot biz mega-committee

OLYMPIA – Facing a wide range of challenges for allowing different forms of legal marijuana, the Senate budget panel voted to set up a 22-member committee board to try to work things out. The proposed State Cannabis Industry Coordinating Committee would have four legislators, representatives…

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Hill: Lobbyists get "a hall pass"

OLYMPIA -- Faced with 16 bills up for a hearing and 27 that need a vote in executive committee, Senate Ways and Means Committee Chairman Andy Hill suggested lobbyist stay seated, and quiet. "You can tell your employers I said you couldn't testify," Hill said…

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WA Lege Day 50: Ten days left

OLYMPIA -- A day of floor votes expected today -- and possibly the evening -- with only the Senate Ways and Means Committee scheduled to meet this afternoon. With only 10 days left in the session, that suggests the spillways will be opening for legislation…

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