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Special session update: Budget briefings, cap-and-trade proposal forthcoming

Budget writers met this week for two days of budget "briefings," but have yet to resolve more than 1,000 differences between the budgets passed by the Democrat-controlled House and the Republican majority Senate, according to Democratic legislative leaders. Continue reading Special session update: Budget briefings, cap-and-trade proposal forthcoming

Nuclear energy education program proposed for students in grades 8-12

Columbia Generating Station A Republican legislator is backing a plan that would teach middle and high school students about nuclear power, with the goal of funneling more young people into high-paying nuclear energy jobs. But critics of the measure say schools shouldn't single out a source of energy above others without also discussing potential negative health impacts. Continue reading Nuclear energy education program proposed for students in grades 8-12

Senate bills offer incentives, alternatives to clean energy requirements

Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, announced plans on Wednesday to introduce a series of bills that create incentives for energy conservation -- including offering alternatives to a voter-approved initiative that requires public utilities to boost the amount of energy obtained from renewable resources. Continue reading Senate bills offer incentives, alternatives to clean energy requirements
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