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The Five Spot

From the Editorial Board

Gov. Jay Inslee, lower-center, April 19, 2017, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.
Gov. Jay Inslee, lower-center, April 19, 2017, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. AP

Five reasons to celebrate a signed budget deal from the Washington State Legislature:

 

1 Fourth of July won’t be pushed back until next year.

 

2 We get bragging rights for the having the fastest speed-reading lawmakers in the West: They deciphered a 616 page document in less than 24 hours.

 

3 Now that kids can go back to school, lawmakers can fix the roads and bridges they use to get there.

 

4 The bipartisan budget agreement is all the data we need: Dogs and cats really can live together.

 

5 Gov. Inslee finally gets to use that new pen he got for Christmas.

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