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State lawmakers’ failure to meet deadline costs taxpayers more than $1.5 million since 2012
SEATTLE -- State lawmakers have failed once again to meet their regular legislative deadline, forcing a special session. In fact, since 2012 it has cost more than $1.5 million for these special sessions. But the stakes are higher than ever because the Washington Supreme Court gave the Legislature until this year to comply with the court's Mcleary decision.