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By Josh Kelety
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

Bill to hide Legislators passes, then quickly dies


When Governor Jay Inslee vetoed Senate Bill 6617 on Thursday night, he had some time to spare. But not much.

The governor had until had until 11:59 p.m. to decide whether to sign the controversial bill, veto it entirely, partially veto it, or let it pass without his signature. He faced the prospect that Legislators might override his veto with a supermajority vote, a reasonable threat considering that the bill had been passed with an overwhelming majority on Friday, Feb. 23.

It wasn’t until 9 p.m. that Inslee’s office sent out a press release stating that the governor had vetoed the legislation, which would have immediately exempted the state Legislature from public disclosure law....

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