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State Government Shut Down Still Looming

The threat of a state government shut down still looms as the second special legislative session continues. John Sattgast from the House Republicans filed this audio report saying lawmakers are getting close to a budget agreement,  working to secure a new biennial budget before the end of the state’s fiscal cycle June 30:

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Griffey and MacEwen Discuss Legislative Session

State Representatives from the 35th District, Dan Griffey and Drew MacEwen, discussed this year’s legislative session Tuesday morning. The Republicans attended a legislative breakfast put on by the Economic Development Council of Mason County and the Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce. The EDC’s Lynn Longan started the discussion by asking the first of three questions for Griffey and MacEwen.

Senator Tim Sheldon was not able to attend as he was presiding over the Senate since the Legislature continues with a second special session, trying to nail down a budget for the next biennium.

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Inslee Signs Tougher Distracted Driving and DUI Laws

Alongside families and victims of sometimes fatal collisions due to distracted and impaired drivers, Gov. Jay Inslee signed three bills in Tacoma Tuesday, aimed at reducing impaired and distracted driving on Washington’s roads.

The bills signed make any use of a mobile phone while driving a primary offense, make an individual’s fourth DUI a felony, and implement recommendations from a task-force on impaired driving.

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