The Insider

3
Apr

Funding for Solid Waste Cut

Senate cuts funding for solid waste The Senate capital budget only provides $10 million dollars for Coordinated Prevention Grants (CPG).  This funding has historically been at a little over $28 million for several years and funds household hazardous waste collection.  The funding is distributed on a formula set by a base amount then added to by population numbers.  When funding

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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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