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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…


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

March 11, 2013 at 7:35 PM

State Senate passes bill limiting Seattle sick leave law

OLYMPIA — The state Senate today approved 29-20 a bill to limit a recently implemented Seattle sick leave law. Democratic Sens. Tracey Eide of Federal Way, Jim Hargrove of Hoquiam, Brian Hatfield of Raymond, and Steve Hobbs of Lake Stevens, joined the Republican-dominated Majority Coalition Caucus to support the measure. The bill will now go to the…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: paid sick leave, Sen. Brian Hatfield, sen. ed murray