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Rep. Frame squares off against AWB on B&O tax cuts

In a Twitter thread posted Thursday morning, Representative Noel Frame accused the Association of Washington Business (AWB) of “some seriously breathtaking hypocrisy” over their call...Read More

Legislature passes supplemental operating budget, property tax dispute forces partisan vote in the Senate

On the eve of the final day of session, the House and Senate finally released their agreed upon supplemental operating budget. The 2017-2019 supplemental budget...Read More

Legislature passes 2018 Transportation budget, awaits governor’s signature

This press release was provided by the Washington Senate Democrats.  OLYMPIA – Modest but critical investments in Washington’s ferry system, State Patrol and a creative...Read More

Senators clash on property tax relief and Rainy Day funding

The Senate passed an amendment this afternoon to SB 6614, a bill related to school funding. The amendment changes the timeline for property tax relief...Read More

Report shows Trump’s proposed tariffs threaten jobs

The Trade Partnership released a report yesterday that shows that President Trump’s proposed tariffs of 25% on imported steel and 10% on imported aluminum would...Read More

Vancouver Energy ends effort to build oil terminal along Columbia River

Vancouver Energy has announced it will be ending its four-year pursuit of building the largest oil train terminal in the nation along the Columbia River....Read More

Capital gains tax unlikely to pass in the Senate

This week, House and Senate Democrats released their supplemental budget proposals. Both budgets focused on funding education, supporting mental health services, and providing property tax...Read More

Zeiger: Senate budget invests in 167/Meridian interchange

The state Senate released its supplemental transportation budget this week. It includes funding for design and engineering for a full single-point urban interchange at Meridian...Read More

Rep. Chandler issues statement on House Democrat budget proposal

Rep. Bruce Chandler, R-Granger and ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement today regarding the House Democrat 2018 supplemental budget proposal:...Read More

Senate budgets target education, behavioral health, property taxes

The Senate Democratic Caucus has released its 2017-19 supplemental budgets. The proposed $900 million supplemental operating budget has three main priorities according to Senator Christine...Read More