Tag: Olympia Update

27
Feb

Feb. 24th – Olympia Update

Olympia – Last week was another legislative cutoff week; Friday (2/24/17) was the last day for bills with a fiscal impact to be advanced out of fiscal committees. The House Appropriations, Capital Budget, and Transportation Committees, and the Senate Ways and Means and Transportation Committees heard and moved hundreds of bills during the week. This is always a busy week, and

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17
Feb

Policy Cutoff at the Legislature this Week

The last two weeks have been busier than usual, even by legislative standards. Friday the 17th was the first deadline for bills to be advanced out of their policy committee. Any policy bills that were still in committee on Friday afternoon are considered “dead” for further legislative action. Legislative cutoffs such as this always generate considerable emotion among legislators and

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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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