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Association of Washington Cities announces new and re-elected officers and directors

The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) recently announced that city officials from Washington’s 281 cities elected new officers and directors to the AWC Board of...Read More

McCaslin releases statement following passage of revised school siting bill

In a 78-15 vote early Saturday morning, a bill sponsored by Rep. Bob McCaslin to authorize new school construction outside of designated urban growth areas was approved by the state House. Earlier this year,...Read More

“Project Alamo,” budget pushback, rural Democrats

Here’s to hoping your property didn’t catch fire yesterday!  We’re now about halfway through the third special legislative session, one that won’t seem to quit....Read More

Sec. of State Wyman on Trump request for voter info

This post is copied from Secretary of State Kim Wyman’s public Facebook page. ——— I want to thank everyone who has posted and commented on...Read More

Release: State bank study funded in budget

A proviso that was included in the state operating budget and was proposed by Sen. Bob Hasegawa, D-Seattle, funds an interim task force to look...Read More

Release: Rossi scores major victory for small business in new budget

Two months ago Sammamish Republican Sen. Dino Rossi helped to reboot the Legislature’s budget debate by proving that not a single senator, Republican or Democrat,...Read More