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Inslee signs REAL ID bill, 2017-19 transportation budget

In this photo taken April 6, 2016, a sign at the federal courthouse in Tacoma is shown to inform visitors of the federal government’s REAL ID act, which requires state driver’s licenses and ID cards to have security enhancements and be issued to people who can prove they’re legally in the United States. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)
In this photo taken April 6, 2016, a sign at the federal courthouse in Tacoma is shown to inform visitors of the federal government’s REAL ID act, which requires state driver’s licenses and ID cards to have security enhancements and be issued to people who can prove they’re legally in the United States. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)

OLYMPIA -- In a flurry of bill signings Tuesday morning, Gov. Jay Inslee signed the REAL ID bill to bring Washington into compliance with federal rules for driver's licenses and other identification cards.

He also signed the 2017-19 Transportation Budget, which includes billions for major road, bridge and transit projects, including money for further work on the North Spokane Corridor.

Also signed Tuesday were bills allowing birth control pill prescriptions to be filled for 12 months, updates to the state's marijuana laws, and requirements for some counties to increase the number of ballot drop boxes.

 



Jim Camden
Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981 and retired in 2021. He is currently the political and state government correspondent covering Washington state.

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