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No agreement yet: Washington Legislature headed toward second special session

The State Capitol Building in Olympia, Wa. March 23, 2017.

Washington lawmakers are still wrestling with the state Supreme Court’s K-12 school-funding order known as the McCleary decision, as well as a new state budget.

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