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Spin Control archive for Feb. 17, 2015

TUESDAY, FEB. 17, 2015

WSU med school bills hit detour 

OLYMPIA -- Bills that would give Washington State University the authority to start a medical school in Spokane, which last week seemed on the fast track, have hit a legislative detour. Budget committees in each house will hold hearings on the costs of a proposed medical school before floor votes are allowed.

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WALeg Day 37: Vaccines, aerospace wages, transpo reforms

OLYMPIA -- Heavy day of committee hearings with a wide range of topics, including vaccination exemptions for children and Senate Republicans' plans for transportation system reforms. Committees will try to beat the clock and vote on many bills they've previously heard, like a higher minimum wage for aerospace workers.

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