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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - Page updated at 01:32 p.m.

Rewind | Live Q&A: Rep. Ross Hunter on proposed state budget

State Rep. Ross Hunter, D-Medina, took your questions in a live chat on Tuesday, April 5, about the proposed state budget House Democrats unveiled Monday, April 4. Hunter chairs the House Ways and Means Committee, which drafted the budget proposal. It closes a $5 billion shortfall with a combination of cuts, account transfers and the privatization of the state's wholesale liquor operation. Read the rewind below.

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State Rep. Ross Hunter, D-Medina

State Rep. Ross Hunter, D-Medina, is chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. He is serving his 5th term, representing the 48th district that includes parts of Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah, and all of the Points Communities.