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  The House of Representatives today passed a bill concerning local tax provisions for cities and counties. House Bill 3179 would change authorization and provisions for local taxes. Rep. Kevin Parker,...

Feb. 16, 2010

Dear editor, The Daily Sun News recently published an editorial, “Street maintenance utility tax is for the birds” which misrepresented my views about a very bad tax bill proposed in the...

Feb. 16, 2010

House Bill 2925 would settle impact fees for Pend Oreille County, Seattle City Light disagreement A measure that would finally break the deadlock on the Boundary Dam lease agreement between Pend...

Feb. 16, 2010

Technology allows citizens to participate in a community conversation from the comfort of their own homes   Rep. Matt Shea and Rep. Larry Crouse are inviting 4th District citizens to join...

Feb. 16, 2010

Technology allows citizens to participate in a community conversation from their homes   With the Legislature entering its final weeks of the scheduled 60-day session, Reps. Maureen Walsh and Terry Nealey...

Feb. 15, 2010

  Rep. Kevin Parker, R-Spokane, will host two town halls in Spokane on Saturday, Feb. 20 to hear from constituents. More than half-way through the 60-day legislative session, Parker will update...

Feb. 15, 2010

In an economy that has caused many of the state’s private-sector employers to cut costs to avoid layoffs and keep their doors open, Rep. Norma Smith believes now is the time...

Feb. 15, 2010

‘This bill forces people from WorkFirst to WorkLast,’ says 15th District lawmaker   The House of Representatives, in a late night debate, approved a bill which would dramatically expand the state’s...

Feb. 14, 2010

  Rep. Bruce Chandler, R-Granger, today expressed concern in the House of Representatives about House Bill 3026. The bill would require the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop...

Feb. 14, 2010

DeBolt says state shirking its responsibility A measure that would place a greater burden on local taxpayers to pay for basic education passed the state House of Representatives on Saturday. House...

Feb. 13, 2010