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Big issues besides taxes, gas, and environment facing legislature
Big issues besides taxes, gas, and environment facing legislature (Washington state legislative website)
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These Bills Will Be Large Battlegrounds in State Legislative Session

Everyone is talking about the budget, transportation, and Gov. Inslee's environmental proposals as the state legislature starts it's 2015 session this week.   But there are some returning issues that will be very big this year.

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Website allows you to easily see how YOUR legislators are performing
Website allows you to easily see how YOUR legislators are performing (WA state legislative website- wa.gov)
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Website Allows You To See How Your WA Legislators Vote During 2015 Session

The Washington Policy Center is once again rolling out its popular legislative "watchdog" website to allow citizens to see how legislators are voting on important issues.

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Resolution would reinstate 2/3 majority for tax increases
Resolution would reinstate 2/3 majority for tax increases (wa.gov legislative site)
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WA Legislators Work To Return Two-Thirds Majority for Tax Increases

If a new joint resolution filed in the WA state legislature passes,  lawmakers will have to (again) get 66% yes votes to raise taxes.

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What will Inslee's "batting average" be this legislative session?
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Gov. Inslee Could Go 0-3 with Agenda This Legislative Session

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has a "Big 3" on his agenda for the 2014 legislative session, but sources say he could end up getting none of it passed.

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Inslee to unveil plan to keep Boeing 777X construction in our state
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Gov. Inslee Announces ‘Special Package’ to Keep Boeing 777X Production in Washington

Inslee has called a special session of the Washington state legislature. Starting Thursday, Nov. 7, lawmakers will approve or reject Inslee's package of tax incentives and exemptions to entice Boeing to keep its production of 777X aircraft and composite wings...

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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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