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Lawmakers discuss budget at town hall meetings

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 A series of town hall meetings making headlines tonight... All three local legislators reaching out to you, And today's topic--a lengthy session in Olympia.

 There were five town hall meetings around the area, and People attending the West Richland meeting said they just wanted their voices to be heard by lawmakers. 

All three local legislators, Senator Jerome Delvin and Representatives Larry Haler and Brad Klippert say today was the perfect setting to do so.

 The main points people wanted to learn more about included the Special Session in Olympia and the deficit in our state budget. The meeting was a question answer format and people say it remained civil and informative.

Overall, those who attended say it was an opportunity for representatives to hear the concerns of people in the Tri-Cities, learn how they can address those concerns and how they can use them to be more effective next time in Olympia.