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January 18, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Despite snow, state Legislature is in session

 

The roads are snow packed and the sidewalks are ideal for cross country skiing, but the Legislature is in session today with a near normal – albeit lightly attended – hearing schedule.

Some meetings in the afternoon, including ones scheduled by the Senate Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Transportation Committee were canceled due to the weather.

Several agency headquarters have closed as well, including the state Department of Licensing, Employment Security, the Department of Financial Institutions, Department of Ecology, Department of Commerce and the state Lottery. Many others are open but starting late or operating with a skeleton staff.

The governor’s office is open.

Headquarter closures are left up to the agency administrators to decide.

Using a ruler, we measured 10 inches of snow about 10 a.m. outside The Seattle Times office across from street from the Legislative  Building.

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