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WA senator wants legislators to be fined for special sessions
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Senator Wants Penalties for ‘Overtime’ Legislative Sessions

Senator Rodney Tom (D) of Medina says he will introduce a bill next year to would penalize legislators $250 every day they go past the regular legislative session.  

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WA state is 9 days away from not having a budget
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Contingency Plan in the Works If No State Budget Passed by July 1

If the second legislative special session fails to pass a budget the state must have a plan since there is no course of action outlined in the constitution.

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Round one done, onto round two
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HOW Much Did WA Special Legislative Session Cost Taxpayers? And Not A Single Bill Passed

The Associated Press reports the legislative session cost you money, but didn't provide much results.

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Inslee staff preparing for what they say could be government shutdown
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Gov. Inslee Prepares for Government Shutdown Legislators Say Won’t Happen

The Senate and House leaders who are being called back to Olympia this week are calling Inslee's hints of a state government shutdown "complete nonsense."

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Special session going on in Oympia
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What Does Washington State’s Legislature Need Accomplish During the Special Session?

According to Washington Policy Center, a non-profit, non-partisan independent think tank that addresses political and economic issues in Washington, there are five key issues.

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Gov. Inslee (center) is seeking citizens support for his budget plans
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Gov. Inslee in Controversial Letter to Supporters Urges: ‘Students Over Tax Breaks’

A recent email letter sent out by Gov. Inslee is ruffling a few feathers, especially in the business community. Newstalk 870 has a copy.

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Seattle-based anti-gun group plans to try new initiatives
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Seattle-Based Group Plans Another Gun Control Initiative That Would Include Universal Backround Checks

Several controversial gun control measures were crushed in Olympia this spring, but an anti-gun advocacy group is going to try again.

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Online Database Will Show How All Washington State Fees Spent

Soon, Washington residents will finally be able to see where their money is going from state fees.

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WA legislature kills drone regulation bill
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Washington Legislature Kills Bill Regulating Use of Drones

Despite significant support from both parties and many other groups, the bill didn't even make it to a vote.

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Controversial backround check bill dies in Olympia
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Controversial Gun Control Bill Is Dead in the Washington Legislature

According to the latest from the Seattle Times, a controversial bill requiring background checks for gun purchases is dead!

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