Tag: WSAC Priority

15
Jan

Funding Cuts Threaten Public Health

The public expects that our governmental public health system to be able to respond to and work to protect and improve the health of our residents.  In order to fulfill these expectations—and statutory duties, the system needs a core set of funded services available across the state. Simply put, for public health to work effectively anywhere, it must work effectively

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9
Jan

Marijuana Bills Could Impact Counties

Marijuana Restrictions (HB 2336) On Monday, January 8th, in the House Commerce & Gaming Committee, two bills were heard that are relevant to WSAC. One is HB 2336 sponsored by Rep. Sawyer to which we testified in opposition. This bill seeks to preempt municipal ordinances or regulations pertaining to the regulation of the production, processing, and retail sale of marijuana.

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1
Dec

County Legislative Hearing

Legislative Work Session: Overview of statutory obligations and revenue capacity of local governments and purpose of HB 2011, Local mandates and revenue funding from the county and city perspective, the feasibility of studying constitutional and statutory obligations and the revenue capacity of local governments. Pictured above from left to right: Representative David Taylor, Representative Sherry Appleton, Representative Joan McBride, Representative Strom

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20
Sep

Indigent Defense in Washington

The right to counsel is embodied in the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution.  In 1963, the United States Supreme Court, in Gideon v. Wainwright[1], ruled that the Constitution requires the states to provide defense attorneys to criminal defendants who cannot afford lawyers themselves. In Washington State, public defense services are administered, and largely funded, by county and city

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