Neglect of the Western forests has led to more catastrophic wildfires.
Water-rights decision could have disastrous consequences for Washington families, workers
Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, Rep. David Taylor, R-Moxee
The story of the people of Preston
08-01-17: A message from Rep. Liz Pike – The 2017 session – A hopeful beginning and a disappointing finish.
Some are crying foul the capital budget is not available for well paying jobs supplied by agency work!
In what may be the biggest attack on our property rights in my lifetime, the Legislature was unable to come to an agreement on a fix to allow rural landowners access to water via permit exempt wells. Despite a 105-day regular session and three, 30-day special sessions, many rural landowners in our state will not have access to water and will see their investments decimated and their dreams shattered. At the same time, many other property owners will see their property taxes go up as a result of the impending property tax shift.
Legislative lessons learned...
Citizens rallied to call the federal government to deny the attempted land and jursidictional grab in the Swinomish Constitution Changes!
The legislature is adjourned with the House planning to meet on the floor Wednesday July 19 at 9:55 am, and the Senate scheduled to meet at noon of the same day.