Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Cloudy 37° Cloudy

Spin Control archive for March 3, 2014

MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014

Senate panel OKs state pot biz mega-committee

OLYMPIA – Facing a wide range of challenges for allowing different forms of legal marijuana, the Senate budget panel voted to set up a 22-member committee board to try to work things out. The proposed State Cannabis Industry Coordinating Committee would have four legislators, representatives...

Continue reading this post »


Hill: Lobbyists get "a hall pass"

OLYMPIA -- Faced with 16 bills up for a hearing and 27 that need a vote in executive committee, Senate Ways and Means Committee Chairman Andy Hill suggested lobbyist stay seated, and quiet. "You can tell your employers I said you couldn't testify," Hill said...

Continue reading this post »


WA Lege Day 50: Ten days left

OLYMPIA -- A day of floor votes expected today -- and possibly the evening -- with only the Senate Ways and Means Committee scheduled to meet this afternoon. With only 10 days left in the session, that suggests the spillways will be opening for legislation...

Continue reading this post »

The Spokesman-Review's political team keeps a critical eye on local, state and national politics.