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“The Impact” – February 15, 2017

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This week on “The Impact”:

Legislators debate a bill to tap the brakes on highly flammable oil trains moving through Washington by letting cities and state regulators set speed limits.

“I think that our local communities should

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“The Impact” January 11, 2017

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This week on “The Impact”:
As the 2017 legislative session begins leaders from all four caucuses weigh in on the divide over how to meet their *deadline to fully fund K-12 basic education by 2018.
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Prefiled bills: Charter schools, ‘Redskins’ mascot, abortion funding and fireworks ban

With the legislative session beginning Monday, more than 70 bills have been prefiled in the House and Senate on topics ranging from public health to mascots. Here are some highlights so far. Continue reading Prefiled bills: Charter schools, ‘Redskins’ mascot, abortion funding and fireworks ban

Bipartisan resolution to impeach State Auditor Troy Kelley filed in House

State Auditor Troy Kelley A bipartisan group of House representatives announced Monday they have filed a resolution to begin impeachment proceedings against State Auditor Troy Kelley for charges that include abandoning his office, delegating duties to an unelected staff member and betraying public trust. Continue reading Bipartisan resolution to impeach State Auditor Troy Kelley filed in House

‘Legislative Year in Review’ recaps the extended 2015 session

The state Legislature adjourned on July 10 after a record-setting 176 days. In this hour-long edition of "Legislative Year in Review," we recap the highlights of the significant bills that passed -- and failed to pass -- during the regular and overtime sessions. Continue reading ‘Legislative Year in Review’ recaps the extended 2015 session

Pat McCarthy addresses debate over free tickets for lawmakers at U.S. Open

Pat McCarthy Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy says she believes the "hullabaloo" over legislators accepting free tickets to the U.S. Open has dissuaded some lawmakers from attending the golf championship, but she hopes the dozen lawmakers who did accept the offer will use the opportunity to educate their caucuses. Continue reading Pat McCarthy addresses debate over free tickets for lawmakers at U.S. Open
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