Tag: Olympia Update

26
Jan

Bi-Partisan Bill to Replace Property Tax Cap Introduced

Representatives Lytton and Koster Lead the Charge. The WSAC priority legislation to replace the existing 1% property tax cap with a new cap that will track with the cost of providing county services has been “dropped in the hopper” and will be introduced in the House tomorrow. HB 1764 is sponsored by Representative Lytton and also signed by Reps. Koster, Springer, Nealey, Senn

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24
Jan

Sen. Dansel Resigns for Federal Post

Counties Lose Loyal Advocate in the Washington State Senate.  Senator Brian Dansel abruptly announced his resignation from the Senate on Tuesday, January 24th. News of the resignation was promptly followed by an announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that Mr. Dansel had been appointed as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture. Mr. Dansel was a former Ferry County

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13
Jan

Governor’s Budget Receives Legislative Review

The House Appropriations Committee and Senate Ways and Means Committee held hearings on Governor Inslee’s proposed 2017-19 budget. David Schumacher, the Governor’s Director of the Office of Financial Management made lengthy presentations, though the receptions were starkly different. In the House, Appropriations Committee members asked no questions, while the Senate Committee spent considerable time asking questions to both better understand

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13
Jan

Former WSAC Members Pack a Punch in 2017-18 Legislature

The 2017 Legislative Session began on Monday, January 9th, and WSAC is hit the ground running. Capitalizing on momentum built in the dozen county legislative briefings held in November and December, WSAC members and staff are ready to move the WSAC legislative priorities forward. We will be looking to former WSAC members who now serve in the Legislature to help,

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