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Second special session: What it could cost taxpayers
OLYMPIA -- As state legislators entered a second special legislative session Tuesday, many Q13 News viewers asked an important question: How much will the session cost taxpayers? State Legislators are no stranger to the extended session. Lawmakers haven't finished a budget without one since 2012, and it has cost taxpayers an estimated $1.5 million over five years. When the state Legislature went into a third special session in 2015, it cost nearly $500,000, according to the Associated Press.