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Legislative Session Highlights

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OLYMPIA, Wash. -- With the Washington legislative session now over, it's time to take stock of what has been done.

 Today, Governor Gregoire signed the climate change law, a measure that will looks to make 25,000 green collar jobs by 2020. Those jobs are environmentally friendly. 

  The governor has also signed the domestic partnership law, one seeks to give gay and lesbian families more rights. Also, lawmakers are taking math off the WASL but not until 2014.

 A bill that would have charged you a fee depending on the size of its engine was stuck in the Senate and will have to wait until next session.

Also included in this session, a law that closes a three strikes loophole. If you commit a serious crime, in another state it is now a strike. And as always legislators say there are projects that will have to wait until next year.

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