Month: May 2015

Preparing for a shutdown

Washington lawmakers started a second special session today. Most are optimistic they will strike a deal on a two-year operating budget before the end of the month. But we’ve heard that before. On […]

“The worst thing to happen to public camping since poison ivy”

As Washington lawmakers continue to hammer out a deal on a two-year operating budget, a lot of the focus has been on how much money will be sent to the […]

New board members on H-RoC

Two new board members have joined H-RoC, a nonpartisan political action committee promoting women to positions of leadership in Clark County. Both women have long, impressive resumes. Barbara Johnson served for 28 […]

JHB one of the “40 Most Interesting Women in Politics”

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, is making national headlines once again. Last year, the Washington Post’s the Fix named Herrera Beutler one of the "40 rising-star politicians younger than 40." This […]

Sen. Ann Rivers’ message to teachers

Thousands of local teachers protested in the past couple of weeks to try to send lawmakers a strong message it’s time to boost school funding. Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, is […]

Pay raise continues to haunt lawmakers

It seems unlikely an 11 percent pay raise could ever come at a bad time. But for lawmakers, the 11 percent boost to their bottom line has turned into a public […]

Health professionals ask governors to block oil-by-rail terminals

Hundreds of medical professionals are adding their names to a chorus of individuals expressing concern about the spike in volatile crude oil traveling the state. Nearly 300 doctors, nurses and other […]

Trying to follow the money? Good luck

Washington state’s 1,033 registered lobbyists spent more than $100 million trying to influence public policy between 2013 and 2014, according to a recent Washington Post article. But what and whom exactly […]

Senator feels vindicated, but battle still looms

In her attempt to tame the “wild, Wild West” of medical marijuana, Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center said she was vilified, received death threats and was depicted in a widely […]

Striking teachers shouldn’t get paid, WA lawmakers says

Teachers across the state are staging one-day walkouts with hopes of increasing the pressure on lawmakers to fully fund education. One lawmaker isn’t feeling the heat. Instead, Sen. Tim Sheldon, a Democrat […]

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