Jim Camden

Jim Camden

Jim Camden is the Olympia bureau chief, covering the Legislature and state government. He also is a political columnist and blogger for Spin Control.

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Washington gas tax goes up Saturday 182 

Washington's gasoline tax goes up 7 cents Saturday but your price at the pump won’t automatically jump by that amount at 12:01 a.m. It could go up that much or more. Or less. Or it could stay the s...

Beekeepers now designated as farmers under Washington law 33 

Washington’s newest official farm livestock has wings, not hooves, and travels in swarms, not herds or flocks. A change in state law this month officially designates beekeepers as farmers, someth...

Tax-focused Eyman initiative qualifies for ballot 46 

OLYMPIA – Tim Eyman’s latest effort to make it harder for the Legislature to raise taxes will be on the fall ballot. State election officials said Wednesday that Initiative 1366 has more than enoug...

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Inslee puts proposed water quality rules on hold

OLYMPIA -- A major rewrite of the state's clean water rules was put on hold today as Gov. Jay Inslee ordered the Department of Ecology to "reassess" the plan he proposed in 2015 year but did not pa...

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