Posts Tagged ‘Olympia’

12th Dist. State Rep. Cary Condotta To Leave House At End Of Year

With filing week this month and primary election in August, local candidates are throwing their hats in the ring for elected offices. Others are making rather the opposite announcement, including 12th District State Representative Cary Condotta. Condotta says he will not seek re-election this November, though he does plan to finish his term through the…

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2018 Session Concludes, Senator Brad Hawkins Recaps Bills, Budgets

12th District Senator Brad Hawkins has joined Dan Langager every Tuesday on the KOHO Morning Show during the 2018 legislative session in Olympia. The session wrapped up Thursday and Sen. Hawkins swings by the KOHO studio to recap his bills awaiting the Governor’s signature (apple maggots and forest health) and the supplemental budgets passed this…

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2018 Session Concludes, Reps. Condotta, Steele Talk Budgets, Bills From Record Session

The Washington Legislature has adjourned its 60-day legislative session. 12th District Representatives Mike Steele and Cary Condotta have joined Dan Langager every Friday on the KOHO Morning Show during the 2018 legislative session in Olympia. Today they put a bow on the session, from passing supplemental budgets, to restarting the Tourism Promotion Board, to how…

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Legislature Passes, Gov. Signs Net Neutrality Rules Following FCC Repeal

Setting up a likely legal fight with the Trump administration, Washington has become the first state to enact its own net-neutrality rules. The Federal Communications Commission voted in December to gut requirements meant to prevent broadband companies such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon from exercising more control over what people watch and see on the…

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Making Sense of Legislators’ Quick Passage, Gov.’s Fast Veto of Public Records Bill

A controversial public-records disclosure bill gets passed quickly by lawmakers. The Governor’s pen then put a stop to it going any further. Marcus Bellissimo reports. Following a week of pressure from citizens, newspapers and others, Gov. Jay Inslee Thursday night vetoed a controversial public-records bill that state lawmakers hurriedly approved last week. Inslee’s veto came…

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Proposed Carbon Tax Dead In Olympia, Public Records Work-Around Vetoed

Without enough votes in either the House or Senate, Gov. Jay Inslee conceded last night his proposed tax on carbon emissions is likely dead. Inslee also yesterday vetoed a bill lawmakers overwhelmingly passed to exempt the Legislature from certain sections of the Public Records Act. Also this week, some lawmakers fear a proposed capital gains tax…

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2018 Session: Reps. Condotta, Steele Talk Union Dues, Carbon Tax, Public Records

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 death of the proposed carbon tax, Gov. Inslee’s veto of a controversial public-records act and why House Republicans are against that veto, policy related to whether…

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2018 Legislative Session Week 7 Roundup

A budget surplus, a capital gains tax and a credit freeze fee that may soon be illegal. With just over a week left in the legislative session, here’s the latest in Olympia from Marcus Bellissimo.

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