There was some thought that lower gas prices might ease opposition to a gas tax hike. Opposition may have eased, but it has not diminished. Overall opposition was virtually identical to results in 2013 when 63%were opposed. The proportion who found it “unacceptable” did go down, however, from 44% to 37%.
Washington Heads Toward An Almost Single Regulatory Platform The long awaited full rewrite of the state’s Medical Marijuana (MMJ) law was prefiled for introduction Thursday by State Senator Rivers, R-18th. SB5052 is cosponsored by Senator Hatfield, D- 19th, who also introduced another cannabis bill dealing with the transport of cannabis within the legal production, processing
The Comprehensive Cannabis Bills Have Not Sprouted Yet. Except for Representative Appleton’s, D-23rd, essential re-write of the Medical Marijuana Law (MMJ), 2015 legislation pertaining to cannabis is still in the bud. We have been told this issue will flower soon with major rewrites from Senator Rivers, R-18th, and Kohl-Welles, D-36th. Let’s get to the root
Thousands of people braved the below-freezing temperatures to celebrate the new year at Seattle Center, where, as they have been for decades, fireworks were set off from the Space Needle. An estimated 400,000 people watched the fireworks from surrounding neighborhoods and a half-million tuned in to the fireworks broadcast on KING 5.
Opponents of a new expanded gun background-check measure in Washington state filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday, asking a federal judge to block parts of the law that involve transfers of firearms. The goal of the lawsuit is not to stop background checks, but to change the language surrounding the transfers.
Coal continued to be the fastest growing energy source in the world. China has passed the U.S. in electricity generation. China built almost 600 coal-fired power plants in only 18 years beginning in 1992. China is steadily firing up new nuclear reactors and will begin construction of a new nuclear reactor every three weeks on average for the next few decades.