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  •  one thing that has not been talked about but will (none)
    in the coming year, is that Washington is perhaps the only state where sovereign immunity of the state has been waived by the legislature.  What this means is that if someone is injured as a result of a state road not being kept up, the state can be sued and lose money as a result.  I haven't done a survey of private lawsuits against DoT but would guess that they are a constant drain on the state treasury.  What this puts the state is in between a rock and a hard place.  No money to keep up roads, still have to pay out in tort damages....

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    by moe99 on Thu Nov 10, 2005 at 01:27:24 PM PST

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