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Discontent lingers over seasonal overtime pay regulations
Discontent lingers over seasonal overtime pay regulations
Washington’s coming energy reliability crisis
Washington’s coming energy reliability crisis
DNR purchases active forestland to generate revenue
DNR purchases active forestland to generate revenue
State high court examines bank tax
State high court examines bank tax
Federal prescribed burn bill unveiled
Federal prescribed burn bill unveiled
Second lawsuit filed against new income tax
Second lawsuit filed against new income tax
Amazon donates $1.4 million for Bellevue parks, neighborhoods, low-income families
Amazon donates $1.4 million for Bellevue parks, neighborhoods, low-income families
WSTC and forecasting the future of transportation
WSTC and forecasting the future of transportation
Inslee draws bipartisan flak for line-item vetoes
Inslee draws bipartisan flak for line-item vetoes
Sleight of hand: Inslee signs conflicting broadband bills
Sleight of hand: Inslee signs conflicting broadband bills
Legal challenge underway to largest campaign finance fine in history
Legal challenge underway to largest campaign finance fine in history
Workers can opt out of a new state payroll tax
Workers can opt out of a new state payroll tax
Does federal eviction moratorium apply in Washington?
Does federal eviction moratorium apply in Washington?
520 toll rate increase expected
520 toll rate increase expected
Transportation, emergency powers issues increase likelihood of special legislative session
Transportation, emergency powers issues increase likelihood of special legislative session
Legislature puts hold on future raids of public works account, with caveat
Legislature puts hold on future raids of public works account, with caveat
Bellevue steps up public safety measures following 2020 destruction, looting
Bellevue steps up public safety measures following 2020 destruction, looting
New laws pushing rental homes off market, landlord warns
New laws pushing rental homes off market, landlord warns
Inslee signs income tax bill
Inslee signs income tax bill
One million residents could face double-digit insurance rate increases
One million residents could face double-digit insurance rate increases
I-5 Bridge replacement could take years, depending on design
I-5 Bridge replacement could take years, depending on design
Paine Field eyed for next major airport
Paine Field eyed for next major airport
First lawsuit filed against state income tax
First lawsuit filed against state income tax
Increased spending, taxes, sweeping legislation cleared this session
Increased spending, taxes, sweeping legislation cleared this session
2021 Legislative Roundup
2021 Legislative Roundup
Forward Washington comes to a halt
Forward Washington comes to a halt
House passes capital gains income tax
House passes capital gains income tax
“Mobility 21” plan unveiled to relieve traffic congestion
“Mobility 21” plan unveiled to relieve traffic congestion
New modeling shows cap-and-trade bill could spike gas prices
New modeling shows cap-and-trade bill could spike gas prices
Legislature on verge of approving local infrastructure financing tool
Legislature on verge of approving local infrastructure financing tool
House Finance passes capital gains tax bill
House Finance passes capital gains tax bill
Aviation loan board bill finally clears legislature
Aviation loan board bill finally clears legislature
Lawmaker: Wildfire bill one of the ‘most important’ passed this session
Lawmaker: Wildfire bill one of the ‘most important’ passed this session
Rumblings over policy issues could prompt special session
Rumblings over policy issues could prompt special session
Study: Washington saw highest revenue growth during pandemic
Study: Washington saw highest revenue growth during pandemic
“Poison pill” amendments could kill LCFS bill
“Poison pill” amendments could kill LCFS bill
Broadband authority bill clears Senate
Broadband authority bill clears Senate
Budget negotiations continue, along with tax opposition
Budget negotiations continue, along with tax opposition
Mixed reaction to Forward Washington’s RUC provision
Mixed reaction to Forward Washington’s RUC provision
Bellevue lands projects in transportation package
Bellevue lands projects in transportation package
Initial Forward Washington package unveiled
Initial Forward Washington package unveiled
State may create public bank
State may create public bank
Housing bill draws support from local governments, builders
Housing bill draws support from local governments, builders
E3SHB 1091 is on the verge of passing in the Senate after the Senate Ways and Means voted to advance it on April 1.
LCFS bill bypasses Senate Transportation Committee
Billionaire’s tax clears committee
Billionaire’s tax clears committee
Businesses push back against “cash cow” bill
Businesses push back against “cash cow” bill
Bill prioritizes SR 520 bond payments
'Bare-bones’ transportation budget clears Senate
‘Bare-bones’ transportation budget clears Senate
Senate passes bill putting “safeguards” on toll revenue bonding
Senate passes bill putting “safeguards” on toll revenue bonding
Senate budget ramps up spending, includes income tax
Senate budget ramps up spending, includes income tax
Red tape concerns as “environmental justice” bill advances from House committee
Red tape concerns as “environmental justice” bill advances from House committee