Exempt wells and senior water rights considered at senate hearing

Two very different bills were heard in the Senate Agriculture, Water, Trade and Economic Development committee Tuesday, both written to address the same problems created...Read More

What’s the solution for residents on exempt wells after the Hirst case?

Exempt well permitting in Washington manages to sound dry, even if it’s about water. But Republican lawmakers are urging their colleagues to pay attention since...Read More

Lawmakers consider bill that would prohibit drones from flying near orcas

Two bills that would restrict where drone pilots can fly unmanned aircrafts faced hearings this session. The first bill, heard last week, would prohibit pilots...Read More

How would Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed carbon tax work?

A presentation of Gov. Jay Inslee’s carbon tax proposal was met with a mix of skepticism and praise at the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications...Read More

This bill would prohibit drone pilots from flying over private property

A bill that would make it illegal for drone pilots to capture images or information on private property got its first hearing Tuesday at the House Technology...Read More

What do Washington voters want state lawmakers to focus on in 2017?

Education is top of the list on Washington voter’s priorities for state lawmakers this year, according to a release from The Elway Poll, a nonpartisan polling...Read More

An Alternative to I-732 Joins the Debate

With the 2016 Legislative session nearing a close, the focus is turning towards budget negotiations. But, there is one debate that may be just getting...Read More

Competing Carbon Tax Initiatives Likely in 2016

Amidst all of the arguments for and against I-732, a lingering question remains: will the legislature pass an I-732 B that will end up on...Read More

Reprioritizing MTCA Funds Causes Stir Up Amongst Environmentalists

Toxic cleanup projects are facing a shortfall of $44.3 million. Senate Bill 6570, sponsored by Senator Ericksen, would “delay MTCA funding to lower priority programs...Read More

A Pontification on 732, Plan B? Too/Two Confusing? Governor Signature on I-732 Alternative?

Washington State, land of progressives, cannabis, marriage equality and carbon taxes. Oh, and a demand for a 2/3's vote on tax increases or new taxes....Read More