Posts Tagged ‘Hirst decision’

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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2018 Session: Reps. Condotta, Steele Talk Passage of Capital Budget, Water Bill

12th District Representatives Mike Steele and Cary Condotta join Dan Langager every Friday on the KOHO Morning Show during the 2018 legislative session in Olympia. Today they talk about the passage of a Hirst-related water rights bill and the two-year capital budget. Top state lawmakers reached a deal on the complex rural water dispute that…

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2018 Legislative Session Week 2 Roundup

The Hirst decision should affect large cities according to one Republican lawmaker, fourth times a charm for equal pay, K-12 funding and “marijuana Monday.” Here’s a wrap-up of week two of the 2018 legislative session in Olympia with Marcus Bellissimo.

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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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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 on a state-wide tour talking about impacts to local construction projects should a capital budget go unsigned. John Sattgast with House Republican Communications has…

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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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