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WashSpeak: Down payment

Down payment is when lawmakers make a short-term decision in order to divert attention for the long-term decision they're avoiding.If you have some Washington S

Down payment is when lawmakers make a short-term decision in order to divert attention for the long-term decision they're avoiding.

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