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Measure would create carbonless energy park, provide for water usage Rep. Brad Klippert has introduced legislation to create a carbonless energy park that he says could help the Tri-Cities’ area reach...

Feb. 9, 2009

Measure would eliminate B&O tax exemption, add sales tax to farm auctions   Rep. Norm Johnson says he’s very concerned about a new tax bill introduced last week in the Senate...

Feb. 9, 2009

OP-ED By Reps. Bruce Chandler and Judy Warnick For the Capital Press Newspaper   Last week in the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, we held public hearings on several important...

Feb. 6, 2009

  The Washington State House of Representatives today voted on House Bill 1906 to address unemployment insurance payments to out-of-work Washingtonians. The bill passed 91-2. Rep. Cary Condotta, R-East Wenatchee, voted...

Feb. 6, 2009

Fund honors Dr. Hal and former Rep. Mary Skinner who recently passed away   South Central Washington lawmakers have established a scholarship fund at Yakima Valley Community College (YVCC) to accept...

Feb. 6, 2009

Statement from Rep. Cary Condotta on today’s unemployment insurance legislation The Washington State House of Representatives today voted on House Bill 1906 to address unemployment insurance payments to out-of-work Washingtonians. The...

Feb. 6, 2009

Rep. Bruce Chandler, R-Granger, introduced three pieces of legislation this week addressing access to good jobs and education as well as safe working environments. House Bill 2032, introduced Thursday, would create...

Feb. 6, 2009

OP-ED By Reps. Glenn Anderson, Bruce Chandler and Deb Eddy For the Puget Sound Business Journal     As the “Great Economic Meltdown of 2008” continues we are all much more...

Feb. 6, 2009

  Legislation that would expand the partnership protections of homosexual couples in Washington had its first legislative hearing in Olympia Thursday. A crowd estimated at several hundred converged on the Capitol...

Feb. 6, 2009

Lawmakers mourn loss of former 14th District state representative   Surrounded by her family, former Rep. Mary Skinner died this morning at 6:25 a.m. at her home in Yakima after a...

Feb. 5, 2009