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Washington Governor, Lawmakers Meet On Transportation Funding

October 31, 2013 J

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has said he wants a transportation funding package on his desk by the end of November. Key lawmakers met with the Democratic governor Wednesday on this topic. Afterwards, Senate Transportation co-chair Tracey Eide was noncommittal when asked if there will be a special session of the legislature in November. “That’s what we’re [...]

Granger lawmaker named ranking Republican on WA state House Appropriations Committee

October 22, 2013 J

OLYMPIA – Washington House Republicans have named Rep. Bruce Chandler, a 13-year veteran of the legislature as the next person to lead the caucus’ budget solutions and negotiation committee. Chandler has served on the House Appropriations Com-mittee seven years since he was elected to represent the 15th Legislative District, which includes eastern Yakima County. Chandler [...]

EPA sued over fish consumption in state

October 22, 2013 J

SEATTLE — A fight over how much fish people eat in Washington — and thus, how much toxic pollution they consume — is now in federal court. Conservation and commercial fishing groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, saying the agency has for too long let state officials underestimate fish consumption, resulting in [...]

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