What Gov. Gregoire is essentially asking for has plenty of precedent.

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On January 16, 1933, people converged on Olympia for a Hunger March to demand food, shelter, relief and programs to create jobs for the unemployed throughout the state.
  • Vibert Jeffers, Susan Parish Photograph Collection, Washington State Archives, used with permission.
  • "On January 16, 1933, people converged on Olympia for a 'Hunger March' to demand food, shelter, relief and programs to create jobs for the unemployed throughout the state."

This year's special session—convened to cut $2 billion more from a budget that's already been cut by $10 billion over three years—is set to begin on Nov. 28.

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