Saturday, April 9, 2011

Last Line: The House

Brought my trusty Canon 550D to Washington state's House of Representatives before a key vote on a proposed budget. The picture above made the AP wire. The rest, well, are good enough for this blog.

The light of the caucus room. Reporters aren't allowed in. This is where lawmakers discuss bills before they make it to the floor for a vote - if they make it to the floor for a vote.

Sometimes caucus meetings go long, too long. Here Rep. Hans Dunshee of Snohomish talks on the phone while Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson of Seattle does something else.

House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan and an aide looking busy.

House Speaker Frank Chopp, one of the most powerful politicians in the state, speaks to Sullivan before voting on the budget. 

Rep. Ross Hunter of Medina is the lead in the budget this session. Often seen with a soda can in hand, the man plans to buy a 5D Canon in the interim to work on his photography.

Seeing my pictures being used on the Web or in a newspaper brings that old but nice giddy feeling I used to get when I started my career in journalism. used my picture!

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