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Governor’s pitch to tax carbon makes it to the Senate floor, but time is running out.
Critics slam the move as a blow to government transparency.
The Senate Ways and Means Committee passed an amended version of Governor Jay Inslee’s proposal to tax carbon emissions on Feb. 22. The legislation, SB… Continue reading
Legislators try to ram through a bill to restrict public access to their records; critics slam it as an attempt to shield lawmakers from public scrutiny
State lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are pushing a bill to exempt themselves from public records requests. The move comes on the heels… Continue reading
State forecast projects over a billion in additional tax revenue: ‘Extraordinary revenue growth is good news for lawmakers looking to balance budgets
State economists project that over a billion dollars in additional tax revenue will be flowing into government accounts over the next several years, impacting upcoming… Continue reading
Washington State lawmakers introduced a multitude of bills early this 2018 session on issues of gun regulation to address the multiple incidences of gun violence… Continue reading
State Democrats push labor union-friendly bills while Republicans cry foul play.
Former U.S. Secretary of State said “Washington has an opportunity to lead.”
The measure would also update state oil spill contingency plans.
Senate Democrat slams their efforts as “unthoughtful sledgehammers.”
Bill moves out of committee with lower tax rate than governor proposed, a “monumental step.”
Premiums have skyrocketed, prompting a response from lawmakers.
Roughly $1 billion more is needed, and school districts want their local levies.
Transit advocates fear it will cut funding for key projects.
Bill would lower business and occupation tax by 40 percent over four years.
The vast majority of the state’s tax exemptions benefit businesses.
The hearing attracted passionate testimony from both sides of the issue.
They will allow same-day voter registration and local redistricting to empower minorities.
Bills would limit opioid prescriptions, invest in treatment options.
Support for the governor’s proposed tax is tepid, but it’s there.