Reporters talk with Sen. Mark Miloscia, R-Federal Way (third from right), following a joint work session of the Senate and House State Government Committees on Thursday at the Capitol in Olympia. The session was held to discuss a bill filed Wednesday by lawmakers who want to circumvent a recent court ruling finding them fully subject to the state’s public disclosure laws. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Reporters talk with Sen. Mark Miloscia, R-Federal Way (third from right), following a joint work session of the Senate and House State Government Committees on Thursday at the Capitol in Olympia. The session was held to discuss a bill filed Wednesday by lawmakers who want to circumvent a recent court ruling finding them fully subject to the state’s public disclosure laws. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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