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January 20, 2015 at 12:59 PM

Drones, guns, minimum wage, ag-gag: things Republicans said today

OLYMPIA — Now that we’re into the second week of the legislative session, lawmakers are digging into various issues. GOP members of the House and Senate held forth on a bunch of issues Tuesday at a media availability. 1. On bills that would raise the minimum wage (SB 5285, HB 1355), Republican Deputy Leader Sen. Jon…


Comments | More in State government, State Legislature | Topics: agriculture, drones, guns

February 1, 2013 at 1:29 PM

House Democrats turn down two-thirds majority rule for tax increases

UPDATE: House Democrats on Friday voted down a rule proposed by Republicans that would require a two-thirds majority to increase taxes. Melinda McCrady, a spokeswoman for the House Democrats, said the GOP proposal would have changed procedural rules and required a two-thirds vote to bring up a tax measure for final passage. The concept of a two-thirds threshold…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State budget, State Legislature | Topics: rep. J.t. Wilcox, Rep. Reuven Carlyle, tax increase