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Showdown in Olympia as legislative session deadline looms
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Republican legislators on Tuesday pushed back against Gov. Jay Inslee’s veto threat of the nearly 40 bills that are currently sitting on his desk. “That would be a very poor decision,” said Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville. Inslee’s veto threat of various non-budget bills, including declaring human trafficking day, represents his frustration that lawmakers have had 58 days to come up with a budget and are still deadlocked at the 11th hour.