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Topic: Rep. Reuven Carlyle

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January 14, 2015 at 1:08 PM

Bill filed to require one-year ‘cooling off’ for state officials before lobbying

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…


Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: Attorney General Bob Ferguson, lobbying rules, Rep. Reuven Carlyle

May 6, 2013 at 11:28 AM

State analysis shows King County pays more in taxes than it gets

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…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State budget, State Legislature | Topics: Gary Alexander, legislature, Rep. Reuven Carlyle

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