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The Seattle Times political team explores national, state and local politics.

Topic: Washingon State Legislature

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March 7, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Lawmakers give selves another week on veterans, homeless bills

State Senate and House leaders announced Friday afternoon that two priority pieces of legislation will not be subject to normal cutoff rules this session. Lawmakers will have another six days to figure out how to pass bills to give in-state tuition to out-of-state veterans and maintain an existing real-estate document fee to help homeless residents. Rules state…


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January 29, 2013 at 6:00 AM

GOP lawmakers propose new rules to allocate Electoral College votes

President Obama easily carried Washington state last year with 56 percent of the vote to Mitt Romney’s 41 percent. That granted Obama all of the state’s 12 Electoral College votes. But some Republican state lawmakers want to change the rules in a way that would have peeled off some electoral votes for Romney. The proposal, House Bill 1091, would…


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