4
Mar

What’s Alive, What’s Dead, Post-Cutoff?

As session continues to plow forward things have been busy, but a reprieve is right around the corner. Last Friday, March 1, brought with it the first big session calendar milestone: cutoff. As of Friday, bills that did not make it out of their fiscal committees of origin are now considered dead. Technically, some bills are designated as NTIB or

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25
Feb

Big Hearings in the Week Ahead

We’ve made it! Friday of last week marks the first fiscal cutoff, a big achievement in legislative session calendar milestones. After Friday, any bill still in its fiscal committee or origin is considered dead. With dozens and dozens of bills still in need of hearings and executive action, the transportation and other fiscal committees of the legislature have scheduled long

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18
Feb

Vehicle Weight Loads Under Consideration

As we move into the 6th week of the 2019 legislative session an important date is barreling towards us – the first major policy cutoff. On Friday, February 22, all bills need to be out of their policy committee of origin. If they do not make it past that deadline, they are considered dead. Many of the bills I track have fiscal

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11
Feb

WSACE Professional Development

Professional Development Conference The County Engineers Association spent a productive and educational few days in Cle Elum last week for their annual Professional Development Conference. Record attendance and a record number of first-time attendees gathered at the Suncadia resort to hear from leadership coach Kevin Eikenberry. Mr. Eikenberry talked extensively on what leadership is and isn’t, and covered topics such
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