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$10,000 Refinish For Washington Governor's Table

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The conference table used by Gov. Chris Gregoire for bill signings and news conferences in the Capitol is looking good after a $10,000 refinishing job.

The cost of the repair was noted by House budget writer Kelli Linville of Bellingham. She questions the expenditure in a time of budget cuts.

The Olympian reports half the cost was paid by the state Department of General Administration and half by the Capitol Furnishings and Preservation Committee, which raised money privately.

Six men carried the 16-foot table back into place Thursday. It has been used by 13 governors since 1928.

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