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 By Sean Harding    News    March 7, 2019

Senate passes hydrogen bill

OLYMPIA – A bipartisan bill to enable public utility districts to sell and distribute hydrogen fuel and sponsored by 33 senators — well over half the state Senate — unanimously passed the chamber and is now in the House of Representatives for...

 By Sean Harding    News    March 7, 2019

Gov. Inslee launches 2020 presidential campaign

OLYMPIA (March 1, 2019) — Gov. Jay Inslee announced he is seeking the presidency of the United States in a video focused on climate change posted on his Facebook page early Friday. Inslee joins 14 other Democrats and one Republican, former...

 By Sean Harding    News    January 31, 2019

Washington motorcyclists rev support for anti-profiling law in Olympia

For years, state and federal civil rights law has prohibited the targeting of individuals by law enforcement based on their look and appearance. But motorcyclists are not afforded any legal avenues under those anti-profiling laws. On Friday, bikers...

 By Sean Harding    News    January 24, 2019

Taxation with representation: Senate holds hearing on capital gains tax

• Small businesses sales would be taxed Jan. 17, 2019--People representing small business owners and low income workers had plenty to say at a public hearing Jan. 16 on Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposal to impose a state capital gains tax. Thirty-three...

 By Sean Harding    News    January 24, 2019

Lawmakers scramble to save Puget Sound orcas

(Olympia) Jan. 16, 2019--Gov. Jay Inslee introduced an executive order last year establishing the Southern Resident Orca Task Force, directing state agencies to develop a long-term plan for recovering the species. After months of deliberation and...

 By Sean Harding    News    January 24, 2019

Lawmaker pitches target-shooting areas on some state-managed lands

[Editor: The first posting of this story had an incorrect byline. Sean Harding actually wrote the article.] OLYMPIA — A bill intended to enhance the safety of hikers, hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts would establish designated target shooting...

 By Sean Harding    News    January 24, 2019

Thousands show up at legislative hearing on proposed gun laws

• High-capacity magazine legislation • 3-D printed firearms covered for 1st time • DV,and extreme risk protection By Sean Harding WNPA Olympia News Bureau, Jan. 22, 2019 OLYMPIA — More than 2,000 people signed into the Senate Law and Justice...

 By Sean Harding    News    January 17, 2019

Inslee pushes state capital gains tax

• Would impose 9% tax on capital gains starting at $25,000 • Projected revenue: $975 million • Homes, farms, retirement accounts exempt Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed a $54.4 billion state budget that would introduce a capital gains tax on...

 By Sean Harding    News    February 7, 2010

Lawmakers propose lowering B&O tax for some rural manufacturers

OLYMPIA (Feb. 1, 2019) A bipartisan bill introduced in the Rural Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee would reduce the business and occupation tax for manufacturers and publishers of printed materials and periodicals, excluding...

 By Sean Harding    News    February 7, 2010

Texting motorists may face steep fines in school zones

OLYMPIA (Jan. 29, 2019) A proposed bill would double the fine for motorists caught using a cellphone in a school, playground or crosswalk speed zone to up to $234 per infraction, or up to $468 for repeat offenders. Washington’s first law to...

 By Sean Harding    News    February 7, 2010

Lawmaker proposes tax reform task force

OLYMPIA (Feb. 4, 2019) A proposal by Sen. Bob Hasegawa, D-Beacon Hill, would create a Washington state revenue reform task force to review the state tax system and make recommendations to the Legislature on how it can “better serve” state...

 By Sean Harding    News    February 7, 2010

Lawmakers seek revisions to wrongful death and injury statutes

WNPA Olympia News Bureau. Jan. 24, 2019 A proposal prompted by the 2015 “Ride the Ducks” accident on the Aurora Bridge in Seattle came one step closer to becoming law on Wednesday as people voiced their views on changes to Washington’s wrongful...


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