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Republicans Angry with State's Powerful Democratic Majority

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- Many of eastern Washington's Republican representatives in the State Legislature are angry at the Democratic majority's use of power in the 2008 legislative session.

Republicans KNDU talked with say Democrats are literally stealing money that would be coming here, and using their voting power to divert it back to projects on the west side.

Right now, Republicans are outnumbered 63-35 in the state House and 32-17 in the state Senate.  

Richland Senator Jerome Delvin says it's contributing to a rule free atmosphere at the Capitol.

"There's just no controls, I mean no one seems to you know setting boundaries or anything so, so there's just a lot of pieces of legislation that are frightening," Senator Delvin said. 

Some Republicans also blame the number troubles on the view of the national Republican party.  They say that has hurt them in recent elections.

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