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Special to the Seattle Times IT’S basic economics that when the cost of a good or service increases, demand inevitably decreases. In Washington, the combination of an increase in the highest...

Jan. 25, 2011

Legislation would allow counties more say on local development At a time when counties statewide are financially strapped and working to free up land for economic development and job creation, Rep....

Jan. 25, 2011

House Bill 1141 would end mandate to transition local government-owned fleet to alternative fuel or electricity only Officials from Sedro-Woolley traveled to Olympia today to testify in favor of House Bill...

Jan. 25, 2011

  The Washington State House of Representatives today passed a spending plan to partially address the nearly $600 million budget hole for the remainder of 2011 and to begin the process...

Jan. 24, 2011

  The Washington State House of Representatives today passed a spending plan to partially address the nearly $600 million budget hole for the remainder of 2011 and to begin the process...

Jan. 24, 2011

The House of Representatives today voted 55-43 to approve a measure that reduces the 2009-2011 budget by $222 million. The current fiscal year ends June 30, 2011. The bill approved still...

Jan. 24, 2011

The House of Representatives voted today to approve a measure that reduces the 2009-2011 budget by $340 million. The current fiscal year ends June 30, 2011. The approved legislation would still...

Jan. 24, 2011

The House of Representatives today approved a bill that would make reductions of $222 million for the current fiscal years’ budget. The approved legislation would still leave a $378 million shortfall...

Jan. 24, 2011

6th District lawmaker votes for alternative solution that would preserve more education funding   The state operating budget is facing nearly a $600 million shortfall for the two-year cycle that runs...

Jan. 24, 2011

The House of Representatives today approved a measure that would reduce spending for the remainder of the fiscal year 2011 by $222 million. The vote was 55-43. Rep. Dan Kristiansen, R-Snohomish,...

Jan. 24, 2011