18
Mar

Gift Ideas for the Lobbyist Who Has Everything

What do you get for someone who appears to have everything? There are several helpful guides out there, online and in magazines, that profess to know how to surprise even the most difficult person to shop for. But none of those lists can help you give what every lobbyist in Olympia wants this time of year. Have you got it

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8
Mar

Coming Soon to a WDFW Region Near You – Maybe.

Once again, and I say once again, as this is not the first, second, or even the fifth time we’ve seen such a proposal, a bill (2SHB 1579) is being considered that provides the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) with new civil enforcement authority related to hydraulic project approvals (HPA). WSAC has consistently opposed similar bills. This time,

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4
Mar

No More Excuses, Your Mother-in-law is Moving In!

Providing wider availability for the development and use of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) as part of the solution for increasing access to affordable housing is gaining traction in the legislature. At least three different proposals have come forward this session, including allowing tiny homes to be used as ADUs (SSB 5382), providing authority to counties to allow ADUs inside and

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25
Feb

Housing, Housing, Housing

As you probably know by now, housing is a central theme and priority this session. Legislators have introduced numerous bills attempting to deal with issues thought to be contributing to the current housing crisis our state is believed to be experiencing. As we near the first cutoff for policy bills before those that survive then move to the opposite chamber of

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