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January 17, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Republicans stand by assertions Inslee plans low-carbon fuel standards

GOP Sen. Curtis King on Friday called on Gov. Jay Inslee to “categorically deny” he has plans to unilaterally impose low-carbon fuel standards, and stood by his contention that such a policy would drive up fuel costs. King, in a tit for tat exchange, was responding to an earlier letter sent by…

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0 Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: carbon tax, fuel standards, gov. jay inslee

April 3, 2013 at 11:58 AM

State Senate issues ‘bare bones’ transportation budget

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — A bipartisan group of state senators released a transportation budget proposal Wednesday that both sides call “bare bones.” The $8.7 billion proposal, released Wednesday, puts $4.1 billion into maintaining and improving roads, banks $200 million in projected toll revenue toward the Alaskan Way Viaduct project and puts $1.2 billion toward servicing bonding debt. The plan…

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0 Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: Sen. Curtis King, Sen. Tracey Eide, transportation

January 31, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Senate committee considers changes in motorcycle laws

A number of bills before the state Senate could relax regulations on Washing­­ton motorcycle riders, allowing them to ride without helmets and sometimes drive through red lights. Senate Bill 5141 would allow motorcyclists to proceed through red lights, in certain instances. Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, said he filed the bill because many motorcycles aren’t heavy enough to prompt…

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0 Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: Motorcycles, Sen. Curtis King, Sen. Don Benton