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Spin Control archive for March 13, 2014


OLYMPIA -- Gov Jay Inslee and his wife Trudy watch action on the floor of the Senate on the last evening of the legislative session. (Jim Camden)

Down to the wire

Gov. Jay Inslee and his wife Trudi watch floor action in the Senate on the last night of the session. OLYMPIA -- With time running out, the Legislature agreed to let military veterans attend Washington's public college on in-state tuition, and extended a fee on…

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Supplemental budget passes

OLYMPIA -- Barely six hours after it was unveiled to the public, the Legislature passed the 2014 supplemental budget and sent it to Gov. Jay Inslee. The budget passed the House 85-13, and the Senate 48-1. For a full report, go inside the blog.

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Stick a fork in the medical pot bills

OLYMPIA --Washington's two marijuana systems -- an older one for medical patients and a new one for "recreational use" by adults --may remain separate at least for another year. Legislators involved in negotiations over proposals to merge the two as Washington gets its new legal…

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Budget deal released

OLYMPIA -- A supplemental budget that raises no taxes, offers no new tax loopholes and provides no state-funded raises for teachers is expected to be pushed through the Legislature today on a fast track. Budget negotiators unveiled their negotiated spending plan to the public at…

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WA Lege Day 60: Final day?

OLYMPIA -- On the last day of the regular session, the Legislature has a few things on its plate: A supplemental operating budget, which apparently will be shown to members around 10 a.m., and to the public around noon. It will have to pass in…

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