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 By Penny Drost    News    February 25, 2010

Benton hand-delivers veto-request letter to governor

OLYMPIA…Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, walked over to the governor’s office early this morning with a written request to veto section three of Senate Bill 6130. Section three suspends the advisory vote on tax increases. “I rushed over early this...

 By Laura Snyder    Columns    February 25, 2010

Olympians Are In The House

I have mixed feelings about the Olympics. On the one hand, it is absolutely awe-inspiring to see some of these athletes and the amazing feats they can perform. On the other hand, watching them makes me feel just a little inadequate; as if were a...

 By Nathan Olson    News    February 25, 2010

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. In 1994, the state’s per pupil spending was $3,707, adjusted for inflation. The state Senate’s proposed budget for 2010...

 By Murray Press Office    News    February 25, 2010

Senators Murray, Merkley Urge Support for Forestry Conservation Bonds that will Save Jobs and Protect Working Forests

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) sent a letter to Senator Baucus and Senator Grassley urging the Senate Finance Committee to include an innovative forestry conservation bond program in the next...

 News    February 25, 2010

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. House Joint Resolution 4220, also...

 News    February 25, 2010

Cantwell Joins Colleagues in Introducing the Engineering Education for Innovation Act of 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) joined colleagues in introducing the Engineering Education for Innovation Act of 2010. The bill would authorize the Secretary of Education to competitively award grants for educational...

 News    February 25, 2010

Cantwell Champions Puget Sound Recovery Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) urged the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee to pass the Puget Sound Recovery Act of 2009. The bill would establish a...