The Insider

27
Mar

Columbia River Treaty Update

Washington, D.C. – Representatives of the U.S. State Department have met informally with their Canadian counterparts to discuss issues around entering into formal negotiations on revisions to the Columbia River Treaty. The Canadians indicated that there were a number of items and other international issues hindering the start of formal negotiations on the Columbia River Treaty including Immigration Policy, potential

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24
Mar

AG Opinions Important to Counties

Attorney General Bob Ferguson has issued two formal Attorney General Opinions (AGO) related to the operations of County Government that are very important to Washington’s Counties. On March 13, 2017, in response to a request from Jay Weber, Executive Director for the County Road Administration Board, Attorney General Ferguson provided guidance related to participation in the Rural Arterial Program if

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20
Mar

Newly Elected Training April 5th

Parliamentary Training in Olympia - April 5! Sign up today for a one-day training in Olympia on April 5th, 2017. The training will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn. After the training, stay for the Legislative Steering Committee's reception and join the committee on April 6th as members visit the state capitol and meet with Legislators about the issues that
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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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