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November 15, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Democrats to try to eliminate tax advisory votes

Democrats are taking aim at Washington state’s tax advisory votes. State Sen. David Frockt said at a post-election fundraiser Thursday night he plans to introduce legislation as soon as next week to eliminate the votes, which he called “confusing, out of context and downright stupid.” The proposal may go nowhere, especially in an election year when Republicans…


Comments | More in State government | Topics: David Frockt, Sam Hunt, tax advisory votes

February 21, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Lawmakers seek crackdown on fake, expired handicapped parking passes

OLYMPIA — We’ve all seen it: a car bearing a handicapped parking permit slides into a plum parking spot, and out jumps a clearly, physically able person. Now, two state lawmakers are channeling the outrage. State Reps. Sam Hunt and Chris┬áReykdal, both Thurston County Democrats, this week introduced a bill that would require handicapped parking placards to…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: Chris Reykdal, handicapped parking, parking