Washington Legislature

High-tech leaders: Address I-5 Bridge now

Add Clark County's high-tech business leaders to the chorus of local voices who aren't pleased with the transportation revenue package under consideration in the Washington Legislature this year. The Clark County […]

Why Rep. Christopher Hurst missed votes in 2014

When WashingtonVotes.org 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 […]

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 […]

Lynda Wilson stepping down as Clark County GOP chair

Lynda Wilson has decided to step down as chairwoman of the Clark County Republican Party, saying she needs time to focus on her campaign to unseat state Rep. Monica Stonier, […]

Clark County Democrats ask Inslee to stand with them on CRC

Gov. Jay Inslee should veto any state transportation package that doesn't include $450 million for the Columbia River Crossing project, Clark County Democrats said in a resolution the local party […]

Pike criticizes Gov. Inslee’s suggestion to raise state minimum wage

  When Gov. Jay Inslee said last month that it's time to talk about raising the state's minimum wage of $9.32 an hour, state Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, was listening. She […]

New government transparency effort sparked in Olympia

  Since Washington state's Public Records Act was passed in the 1970s, state lawmakers have adopted more than 300 exemptions to those public disclosure rules. Legislator's official emails and calendars are […]

College students seek tax breaks on text books, tuition relief for veterans, immigrants

  For many, December is a time for holiday cheer. For interest groups in Washington state, it's also a time for strategy. The Columbian┬áreported earlier this week on what Southwest Washington business […]

Interfaith group hosting gun-control themed marathon next month in Olympia

  The Faith Action Network, the same group that marched from Vancouver to Olympia last year in support of same-sex marriage, will host a "Running for Our Lives" marathon in Olympia […]

State House members reimbursed more than $27,000 for last month’s special session

  Lawmakers in the state House got a combined $17,903 in meal and lodging reimbursements and about $9,900 in vehicle mileage reimbursements for attending the┬áNov. 7-9 special session in Olympia. Lawmakers […]

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