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Update on where everything is currently at in Olympia from the Seattle PI.

Seattle officials are tracking two bills moving through the Legislature that would shift the tens of millions of dollars raised by taxes for Safeco and Qwest fields for other uses.

If modified, these measures could help Seattle lure another professional basketball team to town. Or if no team is promised by 2013, the city would get $30 million from former Sonics owner Clay Bennett as part of a deal the city made that allowed Bennett to move the team to Oklahoma City.

Senate Bill 6116 and House Bill 2252 are two of the more than two dozen measures the city is keeping an eye on as the Legislature enters its final five weeks.