Fri, Mar 12, 2010
WA Lawmakers Go a Few More Rounds
Washington lawmakers get the weekend off, but then the real work begins, as the House and Senate General Fund budget plans are cobbled together in a special session that begins on Monday.
Thu, Mar 11, 2010
Cantwell Lauds President Obama for Appointing Boeing CEO Jim McNerney to Head Export Council
Appointment Part of Broad Effort to Boost U.S. Exports
Operation Homefront Opens Chapter in Washington
Newest office to aid military service members, wounded warriors and their families
Cantwell, Murray Hail Senate Extension of Sales Tax Deduction
Provision assures equality between Washington and states with income taxes
Cantwell Says Tanker Jobs Study Shows That A Boeing Win Means Long-Term Manufacturing Jobs for Washington State, U.S.
Independent consultant’s report shows that tanker built by Boeing secures up to 71,000 U.S. jobs
Murray Helps Pass Bill that Includes $500 Million to Help Fill WA Budget Shortfall, Extends Unemployment Benefits, Provides Sales Tax Deductibility for 2010
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) voted to pass a bill that includes a major federal payment to help ease the state’s budget shortfall, help for out-of-work Washington residents, tax relief for state families and businesses, and numerous job creation incentives. The legislation, the American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act (H.R. 4213), passed the Senate by a vote of 62 to 36.
County’s salary commission to begin meeting
The Snohomish County Citizens Commission on Salaries of Elected Officials will begin meeting March 17 to review the salary schedule for elected officials for 2011 and 2012.
Senator Murray to Question Top Military Health Officials on Military Suicides, Care for National Guard and Care for Military Families
Murray to press military Surgeons General and Nurse Corps on filling gaps in care for National Guard members, improving health care access for military families, and aggressively combating military suicide trends
Stevens child-sex trafficking bill heads to governor
OLYMPIA…Sen. Val Stevens’ bill leveling severe penalties for child-sex traffickers and buyers in Washington will now go to the governor’s desk for signature after the Senate this morning agreed with changes made to it last week in the House of Representatives
Wed, Mar 10, 2010
Important Issues, Tiny Turnouts?
WA’s Conservation District Elections Under the Radar
Mon, Mar 8, 2010
Budget focused on tax hikes and spending, not jobs
39th District legislator votes against Democrats’ spending plan
Cantwell Statement on NewGen Tanker: “Will Support Over 12,000 Washington State Jobs”
Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) issued the following statement on the tanker competition:
Stevens warns vicious taxing cycle could collapse state’s economy
n response to today’s Senate passage of the largest tax increase in Washington state history, Sen. Val Stevens, R-Arlington, offered a warning about the long-term effects of soaking businesses and taxpayers for almost $3 billion more over the next three years while they struggle to survive during the recession.
Murray Applauds Ferry Funding for Washington State
$3.2 million from Recovery Act will create jobs, help ferry commuters
How Much is Energy Efficiency Worth to WA Families?
Report Quantifies Savings by State
Fri, Mar 5, 2010
Marysville Police Investigators Arrest Arlington Man For Voyeurism /Child Pornography
Marysville detectives arrested Arlington resident, Ryan Gessell, 26, this afternoon following the completion of an investigation into the allegations the man was committing acts of voyeurism in a Marysville home he was renting a room in.
Murray Co-Sponsors Bill to Tax Wall Street Bonuses
Calls for an end to Wall Street’s ‘bonus as usual mentality’ that comes at the expense of Washington state taxpayers
Cantwell Secures Commitment from Toyota Executives to Turn Over Withheld Accident Data
Information could provide answers to cause of fatal Washington state accident involving a Toyota vehicle subject to recall for unintended acceleration problem
Thu, Mar 4, 2010
Northwest Forests Rank Best for Carbon Storage
They not only look good and smell nice, but a new study reports the national forests of Washington and Oregon are some of the hardest-working in the United States, when it comes to keeping global warming pollution out of the atmosphere.
Tue, Mar 2, 2010
Study Warns Midlife Women: Lose Weight or Risk a Stroke
Women's Stroke Risk is Almost Triple Men's
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