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Spin Control archive for March 11, 2016

FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee tells reporters he vetoed 27 bills after lawmakers failed to come up with a supplemental budget in the regular session. Their special session started Thursday about 30 minutes after the regular session ended. (Jim Camden / The Spokesman-Review)

Inslee vetoes bills as regular session ends without budget

OLYMPIA – Lawmakers closed out their regular session without passing an update to the state operating budget and started up a special session in the span of about 30 minutes Thursday night. Less than an hour later, Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed 27 bills, making good on a threat to take a red pen to legislation if they needed to go into overtime.

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