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January 29, 2015 at 5:08 PM

$12 minimum-wage bill advances after fiery debate

OLYMPIA — A bill to boost the state minimum wage to $12-an-hour over four years passed out of a House committee Thursday, but not before an opposed GOP lawmaker ripped minimum-wage activists as entitled in a “kids-these-days” diatribe. Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, the ranking Republican on the House Labor Committee, argued low-wage workers need to…

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January 14, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Republican Rep. Manweller on why he dissed Supreme Court

Corrected version OLYMPIA —┬áThere has been plenty of tension┬álately between legislators and the state Supreme Court over the court’s McCleary ruling and contempt order finding lawmakers failing their constitutional duty to amply fund public schools. Lawmakers have filed a bill to force justices to declare partisan affiliations and run for…

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