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Reps. DeBolt, Alexander boycott Maple Lane ceremony

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on May 31, 2011 at 9:03 pm with 3 Comments »
June 1, 2011 9:40 am

Gov. Chris Gregoire is expected to speak at Wednesday morning’s ceremony that marks the mid-summer closure of Maple Lane School at Grand Mound. The one-time school for delinquents that morphed into a medium security youth prison is a victim of budget cuts budget cuts and an early closure in June that saves more than $3 million more than a later closure.

Both Republican 20th district Reps. Richard DeBolt and Gary Alexander wrote Gregoire today to say they are declining invitations from the state Department of Social and Health Services to attend. The lawmakers also put out this joint statement today.

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  1. I’m confused. Why are they boycotting? They support slashing these very services. Don’t they?

  2. truthbusterguy says:

    The state GOP supports public safety and disagree with the Gov.

    I agree with them. She wants to close prisons, let them on the street so she can affort free health care for illeagals.

    Want to reduce prison cost. Privatize the prisons and get rid of the union. Look at how they have ruined the state of CA.

    Why not try this plan with one prison and see how it works? The answer, the union won’t let them.

  3. Typical Republicans. Cut everything but what they want. They are NOT leaders in any way, shape or form.

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