State Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, holds up a guide to protocol on the Senate floor as he speaks at the Capitol in Olympia on Jan. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

State Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, holds up a guide to protocol on the Senate floor as he speaks at the Capitol in Olympia on Jan. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

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