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For the third time, the Vancouver City Council has extended its moratorium on crude oil-handling facilities by six months, drawing praise from citizens Monday night.
Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are dominating presidential fundraising in Washington state, but a Republican long shot leads his party rivals in contributions.
In co-sponsoring a House bill challenging Washington state’s Human Rights Commission’s rule regarding use of public restrooms and locker rooms by transgender people, Rep. Maureen Walsh, R-College Place, said she is listening to what people are saying.
A Republican lawmaker wants to tax political campaigns and use the money to teach civics in schools and boost enforcement of the state’s election laws.
If Rep. Ed Orcutt’s proposed resolution makes it through the session, in November voters will get to consider a constitutional amendment to require a two-thirds vote by both the House and Senate bodies to raise taxes. The Republican from Kalama introduced House Joint Resolution 4215 to make it harder for the Legislature to increase taxes. According to a press release, Orcutt said that Washington state has seen six initiatives to limit tax increases since 1993.
Lawmakers’ latest school funding proposal was blasted Monday as the “kick-the-can plan” and a “plan for a plan.”
A coalition led by statewide labor groups filed an initiative Monday to push the minimum wage to $13.50 an hour and allow workers to earn paid sick leave.