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TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015



MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2015



WaLeg Day 78: More changes for oil train bill

OLYMPIA – Trains crossing Washington with crude oil would need larger crews but those with other farm chemicals would not, under a revised bill passed by a House committee Monday. The latest version of a bill on one of the session’s hottest topics also has a higher tax than Senate Republicans approved this month.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015

WaLeg Day 72: House budget coming Friday

OLYMPIA -- House Democrats say today they will release their 2015-17 operating budget late Friday morning. House and Senate Republicans responded by reiterating their "show me the money" demand, that any extra revenue have a specific tax source.

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MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2015


State Rep. Marcus Riccelli, D-Spokane, listens to public testimony from Katie Evans on Tuesday during a public hearing at Spokane City Hall concerning the safety of the transportation of bulk crude oil by railroad. (Colin Mulvany)

Riccelli says no to Spokane mayoral rumors

Rep. Marcus Riccelli, D-Spokane, said Saturday he would not challenge Spokane Mayor David Condon in this year's city elections. Riccelli, the prime sponsor of a House bill that gave Washington State University the authority, although not the money, to start a new medical school in...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2015

Sunday Spin: Is automatic voter signup really a good idea? 

OLYMPIA – The state of Oregon has some good-government types agog and aglow over its new law on voter registration. Perhaps that’s because the good-govs have had little to celebrate on the voter registration front recently that they jumped on a law to automatically sign people up. In fact, it's a terrible idea.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2015

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