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Ballot Measure Filed to Make All State Tax Hikes to Expire

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Initiative promoter Tim Eyman has filed a ballot measure to make all Washington state tax hikes expire after a year.

The one-year limit would go away if state lawmakers pass a constitutional amendment to require a legislative supermajority to raise taxes and eliminate tax breaks

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State Considering Firearm Registry

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington lawmakers have given final approval of a plan to create a central registry to track firearm offenders.

The state House approved the idea Tuesday with an 89-8 vote

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Washington State on High Alert After Boston Marathon Bombing

 

AP-Seattle police say they're stepping up patrols in neighborhoods and around buildings and other facilities after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. Sgt

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Orchardists to get Help in the Battle Against Apple Maggots

A bill moving through the state legislature would help orchardists better monitor and eradicate apple maggots in the Yakima County area. While school children joke about worms in apples, the apple maggot is no laughing matter for the tree fruit industry in Washington

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Newhouse to be Replaced as State Agriculture Director

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Dan Newhouse says he will not be retained as director of the state Department of Agriculture.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that Newhouse sent an email to industry contacts on Monday notifying them of the decision by Democratic Gov

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Telephone Town Hall Meeting Tonight With State Rep. Johnson and Ross

Lawmakers in the 14th district are completing their first month of a scheduled 105-day session and they want to hear from the public. Representatives Norm Johnson and Charles Ross are inviting people to pick up the phone from the comfort of home and call them at 6:30 tonight

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Dial in, Telephone Town Hall Meeting Scheduled for Tonight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It may be early in the scheduled 105-day Legislative session, but that is all the more reason two lawmakers representing the 15th district want to hear from the people they represent. They have scheduled a telephone town hall meeting tonight. Representatives Bruce Chandler

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Washington State Holding Forums on the Questions and Concerns of Initiative 502

Lots of questions and concerns surround the implementation of Initiative 502 in the State of Washington, the measure that legalized marijuana in the state. It is the job of the liquor control board to set up a system in which pot will be sold in state stores

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Same Sex Wedding Started to Ring Sunday

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Same-sex couples in Washington state started taking their wedding vows Sunday on the first day they could marry after the state's new voter-approved law allowing gay marriage took effect this week

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Waiting to See if The Federal Government will Act on I-502

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire says the federal government still hasn't decided whether to take action to block new laws legalizing marijuana in her state and Colorado.

Gregoire met Tuesday with Deputy Attorney General James Cole in Washington, D

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