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Spokane City Council maintains ability to ask voters for transit sales tax

For the third time in six months, Spokane Mayor David Condon vetoed an ordinance passed by a wide margin on the City Council, only to see it overridden by similar …


Reprieve for state auditors is a start

It was odd to see legislators from both parties hack $10 million out of the budget of the one office charged with rooting out waste, fraud and abuse.


Tennessee governor vetoes bill making Bible official book

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has vetoed a bill to make the Holy Bible the official state book of Tennessee.


Spin Control: Charter school celebrations are premature

OLYMPIA – Fans of Washington’s public charter schools had reason to celebrate in the last week after the Legislature’s plan to keep them afloat with lottery money became law by …


Idaho governor faces deadline to sign, veto remaining bills

Gov. Butch Otter has until the end of Friday to approve or kill any remaining bills passed by Idaho’s Republican-controlled Statehouse this year. As of Friday morning, the third-term governor …


Otter vetoes Bible-in-schools bill for fear of ‘costly litigation’

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter vetoed a Bible-in-schools bill on Tuesday, saying it violates the Idaho Constitution and could result in “costly litigation for Idaho public schools.”


Inslee threatens to veto bills if budget deal delayed

Gov. Jay Inslee tells lawmakers to reach a budget deal by Thursday night or he’ll veto bills they’ve passed so far.


Spokane City Council overrides veto, requires employers to provide paid sick leave

Employers in Spokane will be required to provide their workers with paid sick leave. As expected, the Spokane City Council on Monday overrode Mayor David Condon’s veto of the sick …


Spokane Mayor Condon vetoes new sick-leave mandate

The veto was expected from Condon, who has opposed the policy since it was first being discussed last year and promised to veto it due to questions of how much …


Spokane law erasing some marijuana convictions to go into effect without mayor’s signature

New rules allowing people to erase previous marijuana possession convictions will go into effect at the end of the month, without Spokane Mayor David Condon’s signature or his support.


Condon vetoes proposal on mobile homes; council overrides it

Mayor David Condon issued his second veto yesterday, and it was subsequently overridden by the City Council - within two hours. The veto focused on a comp plan text change …


Otter’s veto of ‘instant racing’ machine ban was illegal, senators say

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has vetoed legislation to outlaw “instant racing” gambling machines in Idaho, but senators, while failing to override the veto, noted pointedly Monday that it …


Washington governor vetoes bill on drones, citing privacy risk

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed a bill that would have regulated the use of drones by government and police, saying it didn’t go far enough to protect privacy rights. …


Groups lobby to veto anti-sprawl vote

A lobbying push is underway to persuade Spokane Mayor David Condon to veto a contentious anti-sprawl ordinance approved this week by a divided City Council. The Spokane Homebuilders Association, which …


Otter vetoes SB 1080 amid conflicts over bill’s funding

BOISE – Changes in Idaho law designed to make sure public corruption and open meeting law violations by county officials are adequately investigated have been vetoed by a governor who …


Funding spat leads to veto

Changes in Idaho law designed to make sure public corruption and open meeting law violations by county officials are adequately investigated have been vetoed by a governor who actually supports …


Pot bill tamped down

OLYMPIA – State workers will not be licensing medical marijuana growers or dispensaries, and patients will not be able to sign on to a registry that could save them from …


Gregoire vetoes most of marijuana bill

OLYMPIA – State workers will not be licensing medical marijuana growers or dispensaries, and patients will not be able to sign onto a registry that could save them from arrest. …


Verner seeks rule change to overlook lowest bidder for contracts

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner has shifted her position on new rules allowing the city to overlook the lowest bidder for city contracts when companies have poor records following the law. …


Lowry Vetoes Measure To Shield Contributors Political Discrimination Against Employees Still Illegal

A legislative attempt to wipe out requirements that campaign contributors disclose what they do for a living was vetoed Tuesday by Gov. Mike Lowry. The governor, acting on a measure …