Posts Tagged ‘Hirst decision’

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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