The Insider

21
Jan

LSC Visits Olympia

Olympia, WA – Last Thursday the Legislative Steering Committee (LSC) held their first committee meeting of the year at the Capitol Campus. With ten new members joining LSC this year, the agenda included briefings on communication strategies and legislative priorities before face-to-face meetings with legislators.  WSAC Priorities One of WSAC’s legislative priorities this session is to secure full funding for

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15
Jan

Guest Blog: Lodging Tax

This guest blog is written by Morgan Hickel who is the State Government Affairs Manager from the Washington Hospitality Association.  Generating and improving local tourism is critically important to all communities, residents, and businesses in the state of Washington. Recently, however, our members have expressed challenges with the local lodging tax process and the transparency in the use of these dollars. Under Washington

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7
Jan

Report on Court Safety is Grim

Study Finds That Many of Washington’s Courthouses Lack Weapons Screening Washington’s Superior Court Judges’ Association report shows a lack of security in courts due to lack of funding. Olympia, WA (January 8, 2018) – Safe and secure access to the justice system is a fundamental part of ensuring a fair and impartial criminal and civil justice system. However, that system

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5
Jan

Superior Court in Favor of Kittitas

Kittitas County – On December 22, 2017, the Superior Court of Washington State ruled in favor of Kittitas County in the case pertaining to the issuing of marijuana business licenses that ignored the zoning laws implemented at the local level. Kittitas County brought forth a lawsuit against the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) because of their issuance of

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