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January 9, 2018

Water dispute stalls state construction budget

  • Some counties temporarily halted new rural development in response to the Hirst decision.
    Associated Press

    SEATTLE — About $4 billion in new school construction and other projects throughout the state remain on hold six months after a water-related dispute stalled passage of the state's two-year construction budget.

    Lawmakers have been working on a compromise. But top Republican and Democratic leaders still appeared to be divided on the issue late last week.

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