Legislation banning top state officials from lobbying state government for a year after leaving their jobs was introduced Wednesday in the state House of Representatives. The proposal – which we wrote about last week – would apply the one-year “cooling off period” to state legislators, statewide elected officials, the directors and senior staff of major state agencies…More
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Democratic State Rep. Reuven Carlyle released a new state analysis showing King County is a large net exporter of tax dollars to the rest of the state. Carlyle, of Seattle, contends there’s a misconception in the Legislature and elsewhere “that tax dollars are consumed by city living, whether that’s social programs or…More
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…More