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15th District lawmakers pleased at ‘common sense’ decision In a surprising development, the House of Representatives on Friday adopted an amendment to Senate Bill 5840 to include hydroelectric power as a...

April 20, 2009

15th District lawmakers pleased at ‘common sense’ decision   In a surprising development, the House of Representatives on Friday adopted an amendment to Senate Bill 5840 to include hydroelectric power as...

April 20, 2009

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, offered an amendment on the House floor this evening that would have helped reopen several area state parks. “We’ve been closing state parks since 2003,” Schmick said. ...

April 20, 2009

Amendment to Senate measure affirms ‘green credentials’ of Washington’s top power source In an unexpected turn of events Friday, Senate Bill 5840 was amended to include hydropower as part of Washington’s...

April 18, 2009

Amendment to Senate measure affirms ‘green credentials’ of Washington’s top power source In an unexpected turn of events Friday, Senate Bill 5840 was amended to include hydropower as part of Washington’s...

April 18, 2009

‘This is a bill that we have to have this year,’ says Haler The Washington State Senate voted unanimously today to pass legislation to protect all students from sexual predators at...

April 17, 2009

The House of Representatives today voted to join every other state in the union to include hydropower as a renewable energy source. Rep. Larry Haler, R-Richland, moved an amendment to Engrossed...

April 17, 2009

As thousands gathered to object to the tax-and-spend policies in Olympia, majority party drops $1 billion bill on taxpayers Sending a message that people are tired of pouring more tax dollars...

April 16, 2009

Rep. Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla, expressed disgust that two hours were wasted on the House floor Wednesday evening debating a bill to change how Washington’s electoral votes are distributed in a...

April 16, 2009

In what Rep. Norma Smith called an unbelievable contrast, majority party leaders in Olympia today introduced a bill to increase the state sales tax. The proposal comes on Tax Day and...

April 15, 2009