Monday, October 3, 2011


Local News | Gregoire's trade trip cost twice her 40K estimate | Seattle Times Newspaper
 OLYMPIA — Before leading a state delegation on a European trade mission in June, Gov. Chris Gregoire downplayed the price of the journey by saying it would cost less than $40,000....

...Gregoire's hotel room in Paris cost nearly $500 per night, while travelers at times received per diems that estimated $84 dinners and $56 lunches...

...The total bill for the governor's office, her Washington State Patrol security and aides from the Department of Commerce reached more than $98,000.
Local News | $49,000 Mercedes is Lottery's marketing tool | Seattle Times Newspaper
The Washington Lottery bought the van to help boost ticket sales at the Puyallup Fair and other big festivals, but the Governor's Office isn't crazy about the deal in a time of austerity.

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