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Legislation that could provide more state study or disclosure of rail shipments of potentially explosive Bakken oil along Washington railways and waterways is caught up in a partisan dispute over how far to go, and rival measures are in danger of dying.Â
Republicans running the Senate Ways and Means Committee approved a bill Monday evening that would require that two-thirds of new state revenues are spent on education programs. The voice vote included several Democrats who believe the state also needs to increase revenues to meet its obligations...
Two bills that state lawmakers have identified as priorities weren't subject to Friday's cutoff deadline for non-budgetary legislation, leaders of both chambers agreed.
Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday it looks less likely that factions in the House and Senate can agree on a unified plan for funding K-12 schools before adjourning their 60-day session next Thursday.