Stories tagged: Bob McCaslin
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Inslee vetoes part of bill to help some Washington school districts find new sites
Gov. Jay Inslee partially vetoes bill designed to help school districts find affordable sites for new buildings, asks lawmakers to add protections for rural areas.
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
Bill could make it easier to find sites for new schools in rural Washington
School districts could have an easier time finding sites outside urban areas for new buildings under a bill moving through the Legislature.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 6:41 p.m.
Thousands of abortion foes rally on steps of the Washington Capitol, saying Donald Trump’s election gives them hope
OLYMPIA – Thousands of abortion foes who filled the steps of the Washington Capitol Monday were urged to action by lawmakers who have proposals against the controversial but legal procedure. …
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016
Early ideas on guns, abortion, unions for the 2017 Legislature
Some lawmakers were busy in the off month drafting proposals for the 2017 session.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 1:18 p.m.
Matt Shea, Bob McCaslin propose creating new state called “Liberty” in Eastern Washington
A proposal to make Eastern Washington its own state – named Liberty – has a long legislative history, but rarely gets beyond the talking phase.
Mon., May 23, 2016, 10:33 p.m.
Matt Shea takes surprise positions at debate team fundraiser
Republican State Rep. Matt Shea made a shocking, impassioned call for free college tuition Monday evening.
Thu., Oct. 16, 2014
Valley Republicans have name recognition
With the appointed incumbent ousted in the August primary, the two Republicans jousting for a state House seat representing Spokane Valley are relying in part on name recognition to win, …
Wed., Aug. 6, 2014
Christian out; McCaslin and Wilhite qualify in 4th District
The state representative picked early this year by Spokane County commissioners to fill an open seat won’t get a new term. Incumbent Republican Leonard Christian came in third in Tuesday’s …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 5, 2014, 10:43 p.m.
Christian trailing McCaslin, Wilhite for Spokane Valley House seat
Leonard Christian was appointed a state representative early this year to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of state Rep. Larry Crouse. Diana Wilhite is a former Spokane Valley …
Thu., July 17, 2014
High-profile challengers in race for Washington’s 4th District state House seat
State Rep. Leonard Christian is an incumbent in the unusual position of facing two primary opponents who have as much or more name recognition as he has. Christian, who was …
Thu., July 17, 2014
Q&A: Spokane Valley state House candidates Christian, Wilhite, McCaslin
4th District House questions All three candidates for 4th Legislative District Representative, position 1 were asked the same questions on key issues. Here are their answers.
Fri., July 13, 2012
Democrat quotes Knezovich’s praise
Republican Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich has given a boost to the campaign of a Democrat running for state Legislature in Spokane Valley, a move that highlights division in the …
Sun., March 20, 2011
Spin Control: McCaslin was a man of character – and what a character he was
Many years ago, when I’d written something he enjoyed about low voter turnout, Bob McCaslin sent me an oversized reproduction of an editorial cartoon that summed up his feelings on …
Mon., March 14, 2011
Valley councilman, former state Sen. McCaslin dead at 84
Bob McCaslin, who spent 30 years in the state Senate fighting taxes and government expansion with consistent votes and ready jokes, died Sunday at 84. McCaslin, who was also in …
Sun., March 13, 2011, 12:35 p.m.
Bob McCaslin dies
Former State Sen. Bob McCaslin, a 30-year veteran of the Legislature known for his quick wit and fiscal conservatism, died today.
Sat., March 12, 2011
Commissioner French touts fiscal health of Spokane County
The state of Spokane County isn’t as bad as it might have been and things are looking up, county commission Chairman Al French said Friday. French told some 215 business …
Fri., March 11, 2011, 8:38 a.m.
State of county not so bad
County Commissioner Al French addresses 215 business and civic leaders at Greater Spokane Inc. breakfast meeting Friday.
Mon., Feb. 21, 2011, 1:11 p.m.
Padden announces run for McCaslin’s former seat
Former Rep. Mike Padden is running for the 4th District Senate seat that he was shut out of in the recent appointment process.
Sun., Feb. 20, 2011
Spin Control: Politics in how state Senate seat was filled? Of course
Now that most dust has settled from filling the Spokane Valley’s 4th District Senate seat, it may be safe to answer the question of who was guilty of committing politics …
Thu., Feb. 3, 2011
Spokane Valley Council sets procedure to fill Dempsey’s seat
People interested in becoming the next Spokane Valley City Council member can now submit their applications for the position after the council unanimously approved on Tuesday the procedure to fill …
Fri., Jan. 28, 2011
State Senate nominee Murry arrested in Las Vegas
One of the three candidates to replace Bob McCaslin in the state Senate was arrested early Monday in Las Vegas after being found asleep in his car and allegedly carrying …
Sat., Jan. 22, 2011
Tributes hail McCaslin wit, wisdom
OLYMPIA – With a photo of Bob McCaslin propped up near his old desk on the Senate floor and his family watching from the gallery, the 30-year veteran of the …
Fri., Jan. 21, 2011, 12:07 p.m.
Senate colleagues laud McCaslin
Former Washington state Sen. Bob McCaslin was honored for his wit, wisdom and parliamentary knowledge today with a unanimous resolution adopted by the Senate.
Fri., Jan. 14, 2011
Call for ‘flash mob’ thwarts meeting on Senate seat
As the number of contenders to replace longtime Spokane Valley state Sen. Bob McCaslin grows, efforts to get the seat filled quickly were derailed Thursday. Saturday’s meeting to nominate possible …
Wed., Jan. 5, 2011
Illness forces McCaslin to quit state Senate
OLYMPIA – Bob McCaslin, the most senior member of the Washington Legislature, is leaving the Senate seat he’s held for the Spokane Valley for 30 years. In a prepared statement, …
Tue., Jan. 4, 2011, 8:10 p.m.
McCaslin leaving state Senate, will keep Valley post
State Sen. Bob McCaslin informs Republican leaders he won’t return to Olympia.
Thu., Dec. 16, 2010
Mayor’s relative chosen for commission seat
Two candidates for empty planning commission seats, including the half-brother of Mayor Tom Towey, were approved by a majority of the Spokane Valley City Council Tuesday during a contentious meeting. …
Thu., Sept. 30, 2010
Valley council freezes COLA for nonunion employees
Four Spokane Valley City Council members voted Tuesday to withhold a 2.5 percent cost of living increase in 2011 from the city’s nonunion employees despite the fact that the city …
Thu., Sept. 16, 2010
Ordinance allows vehicle sales in mixed-use avenue zone
The Elephant Boys business on East Sprague is now legal thanks to the passage of an ordinance Tuesday by the Spokane Valley City Council to allow vehicle sales in a …
Thu., Sept. 9, 2010
Spokane Valley’s budget to see surplus in 2014
Some members of the Spokane Valley City Council started to pick apart acting City Manager Mike Jackson’s proposed 2011 budget Tuesday, but at least one was using outdated numbers to …