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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.
Leaders… Continue reading “The Impact” January 11, 2017

“The Impact” – November 23, 2016

Contributed photo: Skyline of Cuban city

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On “The Impact” Nov. 23, 2016:
Should the U.S. push for testing of a reported lung cancer vaccine from Cuba?
That’s one of several questions state leaders are mulling after a medical fact-finding mission from Washington State to… Continue reading “The Impact” – November 23, 2016

“The Impact” – November 16, 2016

Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake discusses the Hirst decision with Mike McClanahan on

Click here to watch “The Impact” 11/16/2016.“The Impact” Nov. 16, 2016This week on “The Impact” state leaders relay what they’re hearing and share what they’re planning in response to a momentous state Supreme Court ruling on water rights.
“We heard during the work sessions about this decision,…… Continue reading “The Impact” – November 16, 2016

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

‘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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