transportation

Senate Passes Bill to Lessen Car Tab Taxes for Sound Transit
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Senate has passed a measure aiming to relieve concerns over the recent car-tab fee increase for Sound Transit 3, a nearly $54 billion transportation initiative voters approved in November.
Numerous bills have been introduced in the House and Senate after wid…
Grocery Decline; Mexico Considers Lifting Corn Tariffs
**Grocery prices declined to a 50-year low last year.
The USDA says retail food prices dropped 1.3 percent, the first ANNUAL decline since 1967.
Increased production of many commodities, lower transportation costs and a strong dollar were some of the reasons for the declines...
Vance Says DC ‘is Broken,’ Murray Touts Record
SEATTLE (AP) — Republican Chris Vance blamed Sen. Patty Murray for congressional gridlock, saying in a debate that the Democrat is "part of the problem" and that the nation's Capitol "is broken."
Murray, seeking her fifth term, touted her bipartisan work with GOP House Speaker Pau…
Grant Programs for Homeless Students Approved by Senate
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Senate has passed a bill that would create grant programs to provide support for a rising number of homeless students.
House Bill 1682 passed on a 42-6 vote Thursday, and will head back to the House for consideration because it was amended in the Senate.
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