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Costs prompt Gregoire to shut Capitol in evenings

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on Nov. 29, 2011 at 8:24 pm |
November 30, 2011 11:50 am

Several hundred more protesters showed up at the state Capitol on Tuesday to protest against spending cuts proposed to close a $2 billion budget gap. Eleven were arrested for disorderly conduct or trespassing on the second day of the Legislature’s special session, and four were tied to a noisy protest that disrupted a presentation on budget cuts.

In April, Gov. Chris Gregoire, her staff and the state agency that manages the Legislative Building let protesters camp overnight for four evenings in the Rotunda during protests against budget cuts. But that is not allowed this time.

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