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Politics Washington Legislature adjourns after final votes, 3 OTs Washington Legislature adjourns after final votes, 3 OTs
The Washington Legislature adjourned Friday after a marathon triple overtime session where lawmakers raised the gas tax to pay for transportation projects across the state, cut college tuition and put more money toward the state's education system.
Politics Oregon session empowered Democratic Party's liberal wing Oregon session empowered Democratic Party's liberal wing
And while they didn't get everything they wanted — most notably, tax hikes for road construction — the liberal wing of the Democratic Party managed to break significant new ground on issues important to the left.
Politics Oregon lawmakers vote to help gay veterans, strippers Oregon lawmakers vote to help gay veterans, strippers
Oregon is on track to be the first state to hire a coordinator to help lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender veterans upgrade a less-than-honorable discharge received because of their sexual orientation.