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GOP apologizes: Story on Chopp not true

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on May 20, 2011 at 2:16 pm |
May 20, 2011 3:59 pm

Senate Republican Leader Mike Hewitt fumed yesterday over his belief that the House speaker had time for breakfast with Washington State Labor Council president Jeff Johnson, but not to negotiate with the Senate about worker compensation reform.

The rumored breakfast with Speaker Frank Chopp, D-Seattle, is not so, the labor council reported this morning in its daily round-up of news at The Stand:

The Stand was able to reach WSLC President Jeff Johnson this morning, who said, “I’ve never had breakfast with Speaker Chopp in my life. But I’d welcome the opportunity to have breakfast with him, or Sen. Hewitt, or anyone else willing to discuss our efforts to cut workers’ compensation costs while preserving the safety net for injured workers.”

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