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Budget strings on McKenna loosened

Democrats have taken a step back from the restrictions they put on Attorney General Rob McKenna, my Olympian colleague Brad Shannon reports today.

I reported Wednesday the governor’s budget office had subjected McKenna to a  freeze on state contracts, rescinding an exemption it had awarded days earlier. Democratic leaders in the Legislature asked for the exemption to be pulled. Rep. Kelli Linville said they wanted to prevent McKenna from spending state money on his legal challenge to the federal health care overhaul.

Today McKenna’s office said the budget office has lifted its restrictions on contracts, except those that might

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McKenna already dealing with funding backlash

Quietly, Democratic lawmakers have already moved to make it harder for Attorney General Rob McKenna to spend money suing the federal government over health care.

The reaction to the Republican lawman joining a 13-state attack on President Obama’s health care bill has come swiftly. Not only are Democrats considering a budget proviso blocking the lawsuit, but McKenna already faces new controls on his spending.

Office of Financial Management Director Victor Moore sent a letter Tuesday revoking McKenna’s blanket exemption to a freeze on state contracts. The exemption, which Moore had granted days earlier, allowed the attorney

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