Postman on Politics
Chief political reporter David Postman explores state, regional and national politics.
March 12, 2008 3:35 PM
Posted by David Postman
Some Olympia business lobbyists asked lawmakers for a $12,000 earmark to pay for rent they owe the state.
The state had failed to bill the lobbyists for their communal office space on the ground floor of the Capitol. Lobbyists said it was the state's problem and they didn't want to have to pay. At one time the debt was $24,000. Lobbyists had hoped lawmakers would pony up the rest. But it didn't fly.
"It just didn't make it," said Rep. Hans Dunshee, D-Snohomish, vice chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.
Maybe the lobbyists should charge admission tonight at the legislators' retirement party they are sponsoring.
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