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Sunday Spin 2: Baby boom?

During the debate over the supermajority for tax increase amendment, Sen. Mark Schoesler said some supporters of the tax package had been "high-fiving" each other over its passage. He may have undersold the celebrations.

Keying off the NFL’s Super Bowl commercial that pointed out a spike in births in the home towns of previous games’ winners some nine months after the game, Rep. Mark Hargrove, R-Covington, pointed out that four legislators are expecting babies nine months after the end of last year’s triple overtime session, all of whom may have had reason to celebrate the passage of a major transportation package they supported. The email made the rounds Friday and eventually was read on the Senate floor at the end of the day's session.

“Too much information,” Sen. Christine Rolfes said. 


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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