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Measure would allow local cities to combine resources to fund regional facilities A bill that would allow multiple contiguous cities to form a single public facilities district (PFD) to pay... ...

March 13, 2009

‘We’re halfway there. We need to keep the pressure on to kill the Senate bill as well,’ says Short Yesterday marked the cutoff for bills in the Washington State Legislature... ...

March 13, 2009

  Rep. Kevin Parker, R-Spokane, today voted ‘yes’ on a measure to move forward with the work of the Basic Education Finance Task Force. House Bill 2261 would provide revised... ...

March 12, 2009

  The state House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday night that would give voting rights back to felons immediately after they are released from prison, even if they have... ...

March 12, 2009

Lawmakers say felons’ obligations to victims should be met first   Democrats pushed a bill through the House Tuesday evening that would allow felons to vote, regardless of whether they... ...

March 11, 2009

‘Priorities of Legislature confuse the public,’ says Kretz Working late again March 10, Rep. Joel Kretz was astounded that instead of tackling the $8 billion budget deficit or addressing the... ...

March 11, 2009

The House of Representatives last night approved a measure co-sponsored by Rep. Kevin Parker, R-Spokane, to encourage film production within Washington state. House Bill 2042 would increase allowed funding assistance... ...

March 11, 2009

Sen. Jerome Delvin, Rep. Larry Haler and Rep. Brad Klippert will discuss what’s happening in the Legislature and invite input from citizens at a series of town hall meetings in... ...

March 9, 2009

Sen. Jerome Delvin, Rep. Larry Haler and Rep. Brad Klippert will discuss what’s happening in the Legislature and invite input from citizens at a series of town hall meetings in... ...

March 9, 2009

The state House passed legislation Thursday that would allow judges to release certified driving abstracts (comprehensive driving records) directly to persons who have cases pending before their courts. Current law... ...

March 6, 2009