As PubliCola Olympia correspondent Josh Cohen reported last week in his roundup of bills on the ACLU's radar screen (both good ones and bad ones from their POV), Seattle-area state Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles' (D-36) decriminalization bill is still alive.

The ACLU likes that one.

And with this year's budget crisis, they're spinning it as a fiscal measure.

"The bill would save our state and local governments $16 million per year," says ACLU spokesperson Doug Honig (mostly local says PubliCola), "and would raise an additional $1 million to be put towards drug treatment programs."
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