Tag: Governor

7
Mar

Transportation & Public Works – Week 9

Last Friday was the cutoff for bills to be passed by the opposite house.  The legislature is in its final week of the session which ends on Thursday, March 8th.  Bills that were amended before they were passed one chamber must again be passed by the opposite as the final legislation, or amendments must be withdrawn, or a conference committee

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5
Mar

Olympia Update – Week 9

Last week in Olympia was one of the more dramatic in a long time, culminating in the Governor’s veto of the legislature’s attempt to largely exempt themselves from the Public Records Act. Adding to the drama, two bills that WSAC was gravely concerned about, wrongful death, and occupational disease presumptions died on Friday’s cutoff to move bills from the opposite

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2
Mar

County Leaders Meet with the Governor

Olympia - On Thursday, March 1st, WSAC’s Legislative Steering Committee (LSC) gathered for its last legislative session meeting in Olympia. County leaders from across the state were scheduled to meet with Governor Inslee to discuss concerns counties have about pending legislation and the impact that proposed legislation will have on general fund budgets. LSC members were also prepared to discuss
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19
Jan

Hirst Bill Signed!

Last night the legislature passed a bipartisan, bicameral solution for issues facing rural water stemming from the Hirst Supreme Court decision.  The capital budget and bond bills were also passed and have been signed by the Governor. Since the Supreme Court decision of October 2016, Counties have been left without certainty in land use planning and liability in permitting. The

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