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Washington state lawmakers introduce new version of plan to let King County tax big businesses

FILE – This April 27, 2019, file photo shows the Washington Capitol in Olympia, Wash. State lawmakers are facing a midnight Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, deadline to avoid going into overtime to pass a new, two-year state budget. A House panel is considering a measure that would eliminate elections in odd-numbered years in Washington state. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte, File) FX306

State lawmakers from the Seattle area have restarted their push for a tax on big businesses in King County, using a technical change to buy more time.

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