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Ore. Attorney Says Whistleblowing Motivated Layoff

A former attorney for Lane County claims two top administrators violated his constitutional rights when they laid him off last year in a move that was blamed on the budget.

05/03/2013

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State Lawmakers Adjourn, Face Special Session

Washington lawmakers adjourned their 105-day legislative session Sunday without coming to an agreement on a new two-year budget, and Gov. Jay Inslee quickly called them to return again in two weeks to complete the work.

CBS Seattle–04/29/2013

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Best Places To Entertain Grandparents On A Budget In Seattle

The grandparents are coming, the grandparents are coming! As your kids run around the house filled with excitement over Nana and Papa’s upcoming visit, you’re left wondering just how to keep everyone occupied. Fortunately, Seattle has an abundance of options that will appeal to all three generations while keeping them all happy and entertained.

03/01/2013

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How Budget Cuts Could Affect The Evergreen State

The White House compiled the numbers from federal agencies and its own budget office. The numbers reflect the impact of the cuts this year. Unless Congress acts by Friday, $85 billion in cuts are set to take effect from March-September.

CBS Seattle–02/25/2013

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Wash. State Lawmakers Bill Taxpayers Thousands To Pay For Dry Cleaning

A few days after Washington lawmakers approved a budget deal to lower state spending last year, small-government Rep. Gary Alexander got $40.60 worth of dry cleaning done.

01/29/2013

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State Lawmakers Begin New Session

Lawmakers returned to the Capitol Monday for a new legislative session facing a roughly $1 billion budget shortfall for the upcoming two-year budget, not counting money they will need to spend to improve funding for education.

CBS Seattle–01/14/2013

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Seattle Mayor Wants To Buy Gunshot-Locator System

Seattle’s mayor wants to hire 10 new police officers, invest in new video equipment for police cars and buy a gunshot-locator system.

09/15/2012

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Opinion: Celebrate The 4th Of July

Americans should want to celebrate the 4th of July and at least give some sign of wanting the celebrations that have been cut from municipalities’ budgets.

07/04/2012

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Opinion: Nuns Tour To Protest Ryan Budget

A group of Catholic nuns have started a bus tour challenging the Ryan budget plan and its cuts to social programs.

06/21/2012

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Oregon Lawmakers Spare Prison Jobs, Cut Others

A key Oregon legislative panel voted Wednesday to spare the jobs of 19 corrections officers and other prison officials that had been on the chopping block.

05/23/2012

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