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After a long evening debate, the House Democrats’ passed their supplemental operating budget, which assumes passage of the largest tax increase in state history to close the $2.7 billion spending... ...

March 6, 2010

‘I am disheartened by seeing a budget which lacks long-term vision for our state,’ Parker says   The House of Representatives today passed a $31 billion supplemental operating budget to... ...

March 6, 2010

20th District lawmakers sponsor bill to help free up more money for local schools and public safety Legislation aimed at easing the burden of unfunded mandates hampering school districts and... ...

March 5, 2010

  The House of Representatives today passed a bill placing further costs on those who apply for water rights with the state. Rep. Bruce Chandler, R-Granger, voted against the bill... ...

March 5, 2010

After a lot of back and forth with state agencies and stakeholders, House Bill 2603, sponsored by Rep. Norma Smith, passed the Senate and will have only one more hurdle... ...

March 5, 2010

The House of Representatives passed a bill adding more costs to those who apply for water rights with the state. Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, voted against the bill due to... ...

March 5, 2010

Measure originally intended to expedite water applications now requires more fees with no guaranteed progress   Water rights applicants who’ve waited for years for permit approval will have to pony... ...

March 5, 2010

Dear editor, Several days ago, a letter appeared in the Union-Bulletin from a constituent concerned about House Bill 2962. She believed the measure would allow the government to automatically take... ...

March 2, 2010

Dear editor, Several days ago, a letter appeared in the Union-Bulletin from a constituent concerned about House Bill 2962. She believed the measure would allow the government to automatically take... ...

March 2, 2010

‘These are short-term gimmicks and the only lasting effects they’ll have are negative – they are going to hurt struggling families and employers,’ says Schmick Democrat budget writers in the... ...

March 1, 2010