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February 4, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Monday politics: State party chairmen coming back; helmet law; Obama graying

Good morning.

Both Washington state political party chairmen are coming back:  Dwight Pelz has been re-elected to another stint at the helm of the state Democratic party. And the loquacious and quotable Kirby Wilbur, state Republican Party chairman, was elected to another term.  Pelz had a far better showing in the 2012 election. Democrats won the governor’s office, the attorney general’s contest and other posts. Wilbur’s victory point was Kim Wyman, the new Secretary of State and only Republican statewide elected official on the West Coast.

Are you yea or nay on proposed relaxation of motorcycle helmet rules? Doesn’t matter. You will want to watch this smoking TVW testimony on a proposed change in the current helmet law.

State Sen. Don Benton
R-Vancouver

State Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, has been introducing a lot of bills  this session and one, Senate Bill 5143, would allow motorcyclists 18 and over to go without a helmet.

The national media love to talk about our pot law: CNN Money had a jolly time describing the latest job opening in Washington,  pot consultant. Check this link.

Politico has the photo proof, Obama is getting a little older.  Click and see.

Hardy perennial: Almost every legislative session, a bill is introduced to allow digital billboards next to highways. Hearings on the latest plan will be held this week.

 

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