Posts Tagged ‘Mike Steele’

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 Session: Reps. Condotta, Steele Talk Capital Budget, Carbon Tax, Hirst Decision

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 starting the session, being in the minority, the likely passage of the capital budget, thoughts on Gov. Inslee’s proposed carbon tax, water rights, school lunches and more.…

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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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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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Lawmakers Begin Reviewing Budget Agreement, Likely to Vote Today

A bipartisan budget agreement that has taken months to reach to address a court mandate on education funding looks at a mix of resources: An increase to the statewide property tax earmarked for education, a new requirement for all online retailers to collect sales tax and the closure of a few tax exemptions. The details…

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