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Topic: Rep. Mike Hope

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February 11, 2013 at 7:35 AM

Legislative items to watch this week: education, business and guns

This week, the state House and Senate will discuss a wide variety of bills, ranging from the ever-present topic of education reform to the hot-button issue of gun control. Monday,, the House Finance Committee will begin to tackle the financial implications of the McCleary decision made last year by the Washington Supreme Court. The Joint Task…

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Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: gun control, McCleary decision, Rep. Cyrus Habib

January 22, 2013 at 11:35 AM

New bills in Leg re: helmets, veterans and child crisis care

While the rest of the state celebrated Martin Luther KingĀ  Jr. Day, state lawmakers worked through the holiday and filed a number of bills on topics ranging from veterans to motorcycle helmets. On Monday, state Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, filed Senate Bill 5143, which would remove mandatory helmet use for motorcycle riders age 18 or over….

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: foster care, motorcycle helmets, Rep. Mike Hope