The Senate Transportation Committee released their proposed transportation budget for the 2017-2019 biennium Monday, and it’s tighter than the 2015-2017 budget by more than $270 million. It appropriates $8.4 billion for transportation for 2017-2019. A...
3/20/2017
Monday, March 20, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Seattle Times — State budget would target 1 in 5 workers for big raises — If approved by the Legislature, most of the state’s 95,000 workers would get a 6 percent raise through the 2019 budget year....
3/20/2017
SEATTLE — About 100 employees at Washington Pension Administration Service (WPAS) — members of Office and Professional Employees (OPEIU) Local 8 who administer health, retirement and other benefits for many unions in the Puget Sound region — have been...
3/20/2017
Nixing Chemical Safety Board shows willingness to put us all at risk   By LEO W. GERARD WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 20, 2017) — After the president issued a budget last week slashing and burning environmental, labor and educational programs, the guy...
3/20/2017
Friday, March 17, 2017   TRUMP’S BUDGET   ► From AFL-CIO Now — AFL-CIO analysis of President Trump’s FY 2018 budget — “The $54 billion cut to programs that benefit working families is dangerous and destructive,” said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka....
3/17/2017
The Congressional Budget Office issued an analysis of the AHCA on Monday with an estimate that the number of uninsured Americans could increase by 24 million. The post State Republican leader responds to Gov. Inslee’s AHCA statement appeared first on...
3/17/2017
The fight over President Donald Trump's travel ban is far from over. The post AG Bob Ferguson seeking a travel ban hearing appeared first on Washington State Wire.
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3/14/2017
Prior to the Hirst Decision, counties deferred to the state and, more specifically, the Department of Ecology in issues of personal well permitting. The post Well water case’s costs could hit urban areas, Republicans argue appeared first on Washington...
3/13/2017
Shortly before the Congressional Budget Office released its report showing as many as 24 million people could lose health care, state Republicans offered their take on the ACHA. The post Washington Republicans on the ACHA: Too soon to tell appeared first...
3/13/2017
A bill that would allow patients to access telehealth services from a location of their own choosing, was heard in the Washington House Health Care & Wellness committee Friday morning. SB 5436, sponsored by Sen. Randi Becker, R-Eatonville, is designed to...
3/10/2017