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20
Mar

Olympia Update – March 20, 2017

The Legislative Steering Committee met in Olympia last Thursday and was the centerpiece of the week for WSAC. A special thanks go out to the seven Legislators who sat down with the entire LSC: Representatives Sullivan, McBride and Gregerson, and Senators Fain, Pederson and Miloscia. We asked all of the Legislators where they stand on WSAC’s three Legislative priorities, and

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20
Mar

Senate Committee Considers Public Records Bills

The Senate State Government Committee had a Hearing on Public Records Bills Both public records bills had a hearing in the Senate State Government Committee on Wednesday. Generally, the testimony was positive, with the Coalition signing-in pro for HB 1594 and other for HB 1595. The Allied Daily Newspapers testified “other” on both bills. The Chair of the Committee emphasized

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20
Mar

Building the Economy

Building the Economy: Infrastructure Needs in Washington. The benefits of infrastructure investment in Washington to support local, state and national economic growth.  Infrastructure is the foundation of a strong, competitive economy and thriving communities. Washington State has a diverse economy – with significant technology, healthcare, manufacturing, agriculture, trade and natural resources sectors benefiting rural, suburban, and urban communities. Investing in Washington’

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17
Mar

Update on Voting Rights Act Legislation

The Senate and House continue to consider legislation that would prohibit local government elections that impair the ability of minority groups to have an equal opportunity to elect candidates of their choice. The House has taken the position that third parties should be empowered with a state-based cause of action to enforce compliance (HB 1800), while the Senate bill (SB

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