The Insider

17
Feb

Sheriffs and Police Officers Speak to the Importance of HB 1764

Olympia – Public safety officers reminded us how important HB 1764 is to the safety of our local communities. This video was recorded live on Facebook. See the the original Facebook post here. “Counties have 11% fewer employees then they had in 2008, there are 5% fewer road deputies then there were in 2008 as well” said Eric Johnson the Executive Director

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8
Feb

Upcoming Open Houses about the Restoration of Grizzlies

   US Department of the Interior – The National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  invite the public to participate in a series of informational open houses regarding the proposed alternatives for the restoration of grizzly bears to the North Cascades Ecosystem. The alternatives are described in the draft Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (draft EIS), released by

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7
Feb

Legislative Steering Committee Visits Capitol

   Olympia – On February 2nd, WSAC’s Legislative Steering Committee (LSC) took over the capitol building to meet with Legislators about the three priorities; Reforming the Public Records Act; expansion of funding for pre-trial public defense and replacing the 1% property tax cap with a more sustainable 1% property tax value based on population and inflation. The LSC met early on

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6
Feb

Live Healthy Prescription Drug Card Program

   Seattle – King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert, King County Director of Public Health Patty Hayes and Eric Johnson, Executive Director, Washington State Association of Counties held a press conference rolling out King County ‘s participation in NACo Live Healthy Prescription Drug Card Program at Bartell Drugs in Seattle. This program will allow any county resident  (with or without prescription coverage). Even if

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