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By John Stang 

Wrangling over I-1351 leaves Legislature limping


Washington’s Legislature is locked deeply into triple overtime because of a last-minute negotiating showdown over Initiative 1351 and a bill to revamp high school graduation testing.

The feud appears to have caused a legislative deadlock with no clear-cut resolution in sight.

On Monday, as yet another legislative week began, neither side could provide a clue on how fast this impasse could be solved—other than each side saying it wants to resolve it as soon as possible. The Legislature is now 10 days into its third 30-day overtime session.

The Senate’s minority Democrats and majority Republicans confirmed Monday they have extended feelers to start talks on this latest deadlock. But b...

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