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Ex-Senate budget-writer Dino Rossi has quietly been giving budget advice to Senate Majority Caucus

The Senate Majority Coalition Caucus may be made up of 23 Republicans and two Democrats with limited experience writing budgets or leading a political caucus. But they have had an ace in the hole for most of the session this year as their majority locks horns with a Democrat-controlled House and new Democratic governor.

Dino Rossi, the Republican who used his  work in the 2003 Senate-House budget wars to launch two gubernatorial campaigns, has been giving key senators in the Majority Coalition some general advice along the way this year. Rossi said his counsel

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WEA’s teachers step up radio-ad campaign to boost state funding for public schools

The Washington Education Association stepped up its campaign for school funding and closure of tax exemptions with a new radio ad based on a game-show quiz this week. The ad coincides with Wednesday’s passage of a bill in the House that would raise $905 million in tax revenue – arguably to improve school funding in response to a Supreme Court ruling. The measure moves to the Senate where a Republican-dominated majority coalition passed a budget without tax hikes.

The WEA, which represents some 82,000 teachers and other education system workers in K-12 schools

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State Archives launches online site for ex-Gov. Gregoire’s web pages to live permanently

The Office of the Secretary of State says it has created two permanent web sites to store the web pages of former Washington governor Chris Gregoire’s two terms in office and also her transition or governor-elect site in 2005. Gregoire left office last month after an eight-year run.

The new sites are reachable on the same state Archives Office site that also has web storage for former governor Gary Locke (1997-2005), former governor Mike Lowry (1993-1997) and even Gregoire’s big rival in the 2004 election – “Gov. Elect Dino Rossi.”

Both Gregoire and Rossi had transition

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