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Clinton-appointed judge redistricts out Washington Republican lawmakers

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SEATTLE—Judge Robert Lasnik, of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, ordered the adoption of a redistricting map that impacts the boundaries of 13 legislative districts—12 Republican and 1 Democratic—and which redistricts out several Republican and no Democratic lawmakers ahead of 2024 General Election. Judge Lasnik’s decision stems from a January […]

Legislators united in bipartisan effort for safer commutes on roadways

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OLYMPIA, Wash., February 1, 2023—Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle joined Governor Jay Inslee to say they are backing a package of new laws aimed at safer roads by protecting workers, pedestrians and commuters. New bills would include reducing the blood alcohol concentration limit for operating a vehicle when driving, imposing more restrictions on […]

Washington Legislature hears proposed pay-per-mile tax

Washington Road Usage

By Erin Freeman | Lynnwood Times Staff Olympia, Wash., – In its 2021 session, the Washington state legislature’s Senate Transportation Committee received a hearing on February 18 proposing a mileage-based tax on electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.  The pay-per-mile proposal introduced by state Senator Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle) aims at initiating a shift in how the state pays […]

Senators balance transportation budget despite $450M shortfall caused by I-976

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By Cameron Sheppard   |   WNPA News Service Senators say they did things they would not normally do to make ends meet Lawmakers warn that new revenue streams will be necessary for future sustainability Facing a shortfall of $450 million, lawmakers this week patched together a budget to fund highway maintenance, the Washington State Patrol and […]

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