Month: March 2014

Pike’s measure aims to help petitioners

If you sign a local petition more than once, your John Hancock will still count thanks to a measure recently signed by Gov. Jay Inslee. House Bill 2296, sponsored by state […]

Federal officials weigh in on proposed oil terminal

It may be up to the governor to decide the fate of the proposed Vancouver oil transfer terminal, which would be the Northwest’s largest, but that hasn't stopped federal officials […]

Why Rep. Christopher Hurst missed votes in 2014

When released its annual tally of lawmakers' missed votes during the 2014 legislative session, it showed a relatively good attendance record in Olympia this year. The list, reported on by […]

Murray, Cantwell join call for LGBT protection

U.S. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, both Washington Democrats, this week joined close to 200 congressional colleagues in calling for executive action to prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation […]

Republicans tip cards on transportation talks

When state lawmakers adjourned last week, it marked the second time in two years that leaders left Olympia without striking a deal on a broad transportation revenue package for maintenance […]

Rivers reacts to pot bill failure, and other notes from 2014 session

In the final days of the Washington Legislature's 2014 session, one of the most talked-about bills was Senate Bill 5887, a proposal to overhaul the state's medical marijuana system as […]

Public records training bill on its way to Inslee

At least one policy group called it a touchdown without an extra point. In last week's flurry of legislative activity, Washington lawmakers approved a bill that would require public and elected […]

Herrera Beutler praises flood insurance relief bill

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, this week praised the approval of a flood insurance relief bill that cleared the House on a bipartisan vote. H.R. 3370, called the Homeowner Flood […]

CRC on the ropes? Shhh… Don’t tell the FTA

2013 was a tough year for the Columbia River Crossing. One state pulled out of the proposed Interstate 5 Bridge replacement after lawmakers authorized no money for it. Much of the […]

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