Government

Legislature Ends 2017 Session Without Capital Budget, Water Rights Bill

The House and Senate officially adjourned their third special session, but lawmakers left on a sour note after a dispute over a water rights bill prevented a vote on a two-year capital budget. Legislative leaders had previously said they were likely to adjourn earlier in the day after negotiations broke down Wednesday on a water…

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With No Passage of Water Rights Bill, Session to End Without Capital Budget

Today is the final day of this year’s legislative session in Olympia, after lawmakers taking three special sessions to complete their work. However, it appears not everything will get done. Republicans in the Senate and Democrats in the House say they are at an impasse on negotiations on a water rights bill, meaning the Legislature…

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Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce Update – Shiloh Schauer

Shiloh Schauer, Executive Director of the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, swings by the KOHO studio to talk about this year’s legislative session, which ends today in Olympia, the inclusion of $500,000 in the new operating budget for the Statewide Tourism Marketing Program, the Chamber’s Coffee and Commerce talks, the upcoming Business After Hours next…

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Condotta, Steele: Capital Budget Hinges on Water Rights Fix

Lawmakers have just two more days to agree on a “fix” to the state Supreme Court’s Hirst decision on water rights and wells. The capital construction budget still needs to be sent to the governor’s desk, but Republicans say they won’t do so until Jay Inslee has signed the Hirst legislation. But the third special…

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Chelan County Commission Update – Commissioner Keith Goehner

Chelan County Commissioner Keith Goehner joins Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning Show to talk about an update to the Shoreline Master Plan and the chance for residents to weigh in on new regulations at a hearing Tuesday, a public hearing Aug. 8 on the final draft of new rules governing recreational marijuana farms, a…

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