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Gov. Jay Inslee’s out-of-state trips strain budget of Washington State Patrol security detail

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks in support of Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams at the Longshoremen Union Hall during a “Get Out The Vote” rally in Savannah, Ga., Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) GAATJ207 GAATJ207

In the past fiscal year, the State Patrol's Executive Protection Unit overshot its $2.6 million budget allotment by $400,000, with overtime and travel accounting for 62 percent of the higher-than-budgeted spending, according to a Patrol analysis.  VIEW

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