Posts Tagged ‘Gov. Jay Inslee’

2018 Session: Senator Brad Hawkins On Proposed Carbon Tax

12th District Senator Brad Hawkins joins Dan Langager every Tuesday on the KOHO Morning Show during the 2018 legislative session in Olympia. Today Hawkins talks about the proposed carbon tax and what it might mean for the state and the 12th legislative district. The measure to tax fossil fuel emissions to fight climate change has cleared…

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Rural Wash. Gets A Voice In Carbon-Pricing Legislation

Today is the deadline for bills to get voted out of committee if they’re going to get a full floor vote in either the State House or Senate. A bill in the Senate, pushed for heavily by Gov. Jay Inslee, would tax carbon polluters and use the money raised to invest in clean-energy jobs and…

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2018 Session: Senator Brad Hawkins On Passage Of Capital Budget, Hirst Water Bill

12th District Senator Brad Hawkins joins Dan Langager every Tuesday on the KOHO Morning Show during the 2018 legislative session in Olympia. Today Hawkins talks about lawmakers passing both the $4.2 billion capital construction budget and a water bill affecting watersheds, wells and rights, especially in rural areas. Representatives Cary Condotta and Mike Steele join…

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Water Bill Compromise Leads To Gov.’s Signature On Capital Budget

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed both a $4.2 billion capital budget that pays for construction projects across the state, as well as a compromise bill on a contentious water issue that had stalled the budget for months. Inslee signed the so-called Hirst fix earlier Friday in his office, followed by public signings of the budget…

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FCC Votes Today On Net Neutrality – What Could That Mean For NCW?

After years of debate by government regulators and tech and telecom officials, today is the day. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai last month put forth a plan to gut the Obama-era net neutrality rules meant to stop broadband companies such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon from exercising more control over what people watch and see…

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State Legislative Roundup from Olympia

The state Legislature’s record-long session ended July 20 without a capital construction budget or a “fix” for the state Supreme Court’s Hirst decision on water rights and wells. Governor Jay Inslee is touring the state highlighting capital projects in that budget and special elections could decide party control of the Legislature. John Sattgast with House Republican…

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State Legislative Roundup from Olympia

The state Legislature’s record-long session ended July 20 without a capital construction budget or a “fix” for the state Supreme Court’s Hirst decision on water rights and wells. Governor Jay Inslee wants to change education funding sources and smoke from Canadian wildfires continues to inundate much of the state. John Sattgast with House Republican Communications has…

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