Eye On Olympia archive for Dec. 2007

MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2007

What's in the hopper so far...

With a month to go before lawmakers pack their cars and flock to Olympia, 2008 is already shaping up to be a busy legislative session.More than two dozen lawmakers already have proposed about 50 changes in state law, including a 10-cents-a-gallon carbon tax on gasoline,...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2007

TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2007

THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2007

Ethics board slaps Tri-Cities lawmaker with record fine...

After 27 interviews, at least four meetings and three investigative trips to the Tri-Cities, the state Legislative Ethics Board has imposed its largest-ever fine against state Rep. Shirley Hankins, R-Richland.Hankins repeatedly broke state law by using her legislative clout to promoting her daughter's tire-recycling business,...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2007

Meanwhile, on the steps of the capitol...

The Olympian's Adam Wilson reports that Tacoma truck driver Nick Bradford intends to burn the Mexican flag on the statehouse steps when the legislative session begins next month."Obviously the protest is intended to get the attention of the public, but also the politicians here, in...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2007

MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2007


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