OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The News Tribune of Tacoma reports that while both the state House and state Senate each unanimously approved bills to let veterans and active duty military members receive in-state tuition without living in Washington for a year to establish residency, neither of the bills have passed out of the opposing chamber.
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Both have gotten bottled up in committees, missing key deadlines to advance. Gov. Jay Inslee says the measure is a priority for him. Meanwhile, lawmakers in each chamber are trading blame over why the bill hasn't advanced.
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In a joint statement issued Friday afternoon, leaders in both the House and Senate said that the measure wasn't subject to a Friday deadline and that they would deliver the bill to the governor before session ends next week.