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3
Apr

Public Records Bills Pass

The Senate State Government Committee Unanimously Passed Both Public Records Bills Both public records bills from the stakeholder process continue to move through the Legislature. HB 1595 passed out of the Senate State Government Committee with a unanimous vote and is eligible for consideration by the full Senate. HB 1594 also passed out of State Government with a unanimous vote

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30
Mar

House Finance pass 1% Cap Bill

Olympia – This morning the House Finance Committee passed HB 1764 which would replace the 1% property tax cap with a new cap tracking inflation and population growth. The vote was party-line, though Ranking Minority Member Rep. Terry Nealey indicated a willingness to continue discussions. Comments from committee members consistently referenced the compelling testimony of the county and city representatives

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29
Mar

Updated: House Budget Helps Counties

This post has been updated with the letter that WSAC sent to the House of Representatives on March 29, 2017, regarding the budget and reiterating the main points made during Josh Weiss’s testimony at the House Appropriations Committee hearing on March 27, 2017.  Olympia – Today the House Democrats released their proposed spending plan for the 2017-2019 biennium. WSAC staff is

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29
Mar

House Democrat Budget Summary

WSAC Staff has put together and in-depth analysis of the House Budget that was released last week by the Washington State Legislature. Download the full report by click on the photo below or by following this link.