Posts Tagged ‘State Legislature’

Training Key In Knowing Appropriate Use Of Force, Chelan County Deputies Say

Following up on our discussion last week with Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett on Initiative 940 and House Bill 3003, related to prosecuting police involved in shootings, today Dan Langager talks with the Sheriff’s Office’s top trainers Deputies Carl Mohns and Dan McCue. They talk about the important of regular training, staying up on state…

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Finding Compromise On Policing Police, Lawmakers Pass Version Of I-940

State lawmakers passed legislation last month to make it easier to prosecute police who commit bad shootings, updating a law that made it uniquely difficult to hold officers criminally liable. Gov. Jay Inslee signed the measure, ending years of wrestling over the existing law, which forces prosecutors to prove the officers acted with malice —…

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Our Valley Our Future Secures $140,000 From State Legislature For Local Projects

A final supplemental operations budget agreed to by the state House and Senate includes $140,000 for the Our Valley Our Future / Nuestro Valle Nuestro Futuro community development initiative. The budget awaits Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature. Our Valley Our Future’s Coordinator Steve Maher told KOHO the group will leverage the state funds virtually dollar-for-dollar with…

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This Week’s Legislative Proposals: B & O Tax Changes, Home-growing Marijuana

The 2018 Legislative Session is underway and KOHO 101 keeps you up to date on happenings in Olympia that affect North Central Washington. House Republicans reintroduced a change to the Business & Occupation Tax they say will create jobs. A lawmaker from coastal Washington is working on a bill that would legalize small homegrows of…

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