Washington legislative leaders, from left: Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville; House Minority Leader Dan Kristiansen, R-Snohomish; House Speaker Frank Chopp, D-Seattle; and Senate Majority Leader Sharon Nelson, D-Maury Island. They participated in a leadership panel at the annual Associated Press Legislative Preview on Thursday at the Capitol in Olympia. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Washington legislative leaders, from left: Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville; House Minority Leader Dan Kristiansen, R-Snohomish; House Speaker Frank Chopp, D-Seattle; and Senate Majority Leader Sharon Nelson, D-Maury Island. They participated in a leadership panel at the annual Associated Press Legislative Preview on Thursday at the Capitol in Olympia. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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