Thu, Feb 25, 2010
Senators Murray, Merkley Urge Support for Forestry Conservation Bonds that will Save Jobs and Protect Working Forests
Innovative program will allow local governments, non-profits to purchase private timberland; forests would be conserved, but responsible timber harvesting would be protected
Cantwell Champions Puget Sound Recovery Act
Legislation Would Increase Federal Involvement in Puget Sound Restoration Efforts, Establish New Environmental Protection Agency Office in Washington
Benton hand-delivers veto-request letter to governor
Governor postpones bill signing until 4 p.m.
Lakewood Police Officers’ Memorial Act to be heard in Senate Friday
A measure to amend the state constitution’s provisions for bail will be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee Friday, the deadline for non-budget bills to be voted out of committees in the House and Senate.
Statement from State Superintendent Randy Dorn on proposed budgets:
Today, the leadership in the state House of Representatives and Senate released their supplemental fiscal year 2010 budgets.
Wed, Feb 24, 2010
Coalition: New Revenue Too Little, New Cuts Too Deep
WA House and Senate Release Budget Proposals
Tue, Feb 23, 2010
Forest Road Projects Mean Local Jobs for WA
Seattle, WA – It’s been a bumpy road getting federal dollars to fix all those bumpy roads in the Washington backcountry – but the U.S. Forest Service will spend $7 million here this year as part of the Legacy Roads and Trails Remediation program. It represents a rare funding increase for forest road repair and decommissioning, and means work opportunities in many small towns as well as environmental benefits. Comments from Mike Anderson, senior resource analyst, The Wilderness Society. (Pronouncer: skoh-KOH-mish)
Mon, Feb 22, 2010
WA Lawmakers on Early Learning: Promises Today, Funds Tomorrow
With all the state budget talk in Olympia, Washington's youngest residents haven't gotten much media attention, but early learning is another hot topic at the Capitol.
Cantwell Fights to Expand Work Share Program to Preserve Jobs and Keep Washingtonians Working
Bill will help keep more workers employed
Senator Murray: Credit Card Reform Law Puts Families and Main Street Ahead of Special Interests and Wall Street
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray released the following statement on the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act, which goes into effect today:
Fri, Feb 19, 2010
Local mothers step forward to support Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue
On May 23rd, the usually quiet and serene Centennial Trail is set to become the new buzz of Snohomish when a group of local moms, joined by hundreds of runners, moves forward in an effort to support the local Search and Rescue team.
Hope votes against ‘massive’ tax increase in Capital Budget Committee
The House Capital Budget Committee today voted to pass House Bill 3181, known as the Clean Water Act of 2010.
Snohomish County to host series of Natural Hazards Risk Education Workshops
Snohomish County invites the public to participate in a series of public meetings to learn about the County’s Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NMHP) update to be held next week at locations throughout the region.
Thu, Feb 18, 2010
Seniors Deliver "No More Cuts" Message to WA Legislature
Washington has become known as a state that gives its older residents options that allow them to live at home as long as possible.
Sen. Murray, Gov. Gregoire Announce Mercer Corridor Project to Receive $30 Million Under Murray’s TIGER Grant Program
Funding will help reduce congestion in major downtown Seattle bottleneck, generate construction jobs, and boost economic activity in area with major employers
Cantwell Says $65M for Seattle, Spokane Highway Projects Creates Jobs, Addresses Longstanding Transportation Concerns
Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell hailed the funding for two transportation projects under the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grant Program.
Cantwell Tours JELD-WEN, Discusses Efforts to Get Lending Capital Flowing for Job Creation
Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) toured the JELD-WEN Yakima Window Manufacturing facility and held a press conference on her efforts to support manufacturing and clean energy development. Cantwell has worked to create tax breaks for consumers purchasing energy efficient products.
Statement from Rep. Kirk Pearson on repeal of taxpayer protections
Controversial bill to scrap two-thirds vote in the Legislature to pass new and higher taxes, fees passes House
Hope fights to retain Taxpayer Protection Act
Today the majority Democrats told voters they know better,’ Hope says
Cantwell Holds Listening Session With County Commissioners
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) met with the commissioners of Grant, Adams, Franklin and Douglas counties on Tuesday to hear their local concerns. The conversation ranged from health care and cap-and-trade to agriculture and water infrastructure upgrades.
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