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First three Let’s Go Washington initiatives pass the legislature and now law

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OLYMPIA—Three of six Let’s Go Washington landmark initiatives to the legislature passed both chambers of the Washington State Senate and House on Monday, March 4, and will become law in 90 days after the Legislature adjourns on March 7—no signature by Governor Jay Inslee is needed. The three initiatives that did not receive public hearings […]

Legislature holds hearing on initiative concerning personal income tax

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OLYMPIA—The Senate Ways and Means Committee and the House Finance Committee held a joint public hearing to discuss a citizen initiative, I-2111, concerning personal income tax, in the John L. O’Brien building in Olympia Tuesday, February 27. The joint meeting was chaired by Representative April Berg (D-Mill Creek). There was a total of 181 testifiers […]

The People vs Washington State, hearing schedules released for initiatives

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OLYMPIA—Washington State House and Senate leaders agree to hold joint public hearings on initiatives I- 2113 (police pursuits), I-2111 (state income tax) and I-2081 (parental rights) for Tuesday, February 27 and Wednesday. February 28. Democratic leadership has confirmed that I-2117, a repeal of the Climate Commitment Act, I-2109, a repeal of the capital gains tax and I-2124, an opt-out of Washington’s long-term care retirement program will […]

After public backlash, Democrat lawmakers will hear 3 of 6 citizen initiatives

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OLYMPIA—Washington State House and Senate leaders agree to hold joint public hearings on initiatives I- 2113 (police pursuits), I-2111 (state income tax) and I-2081 (parental rights) on February 27 and 28. Exact times will be confirmed later this week and the hearings will be televised live on the TVW website. “The fact Democrats in the legislature have scheduled three hearings […]

Lynnwood Times travels to Olympia to discuss key issues

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OLYMPIA, Wash., February 26, 2023—Lynnwood Times journalists traveled to the state capitol, Olympia, on February 16, to meet with lawmakers, elected officials, and Governor Jay Inslee himself during a visit to the Governor’s Mansion. The day was brought, in part, by the Allied Daily Newspapers of Washington, Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA), and the Washington […]

Ortiz-Self praises court’s dismissal in Sutherland vax lawsuit against House

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OLYMPIA, Wash., July 8, 2022 – According to court documents obtained by the Lynnwood Times, Thurston County Superior Court Judge Mary Sue Wilson dismissed a Republican lawsuit lead by Rep. Robert Sutherland and five colleagues, July 1, that claimed vaccination requirements for lawmakers conducting business in the House of Representatives were discriminatory and a violation […]

Thousands protest against Inslee’s “Safe Start” plan

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By Mario Lotmore | Lynnwood Times Staff Washington State Patrol troopers estimated 4,500 demonstrators Protesters were critical of Governor Inslee’s plan for re-opening Washington state Restrictions to the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order would be lifted completely the week of July 20 May 6-8, Inslee issues guidance for vehicle sales, religious services, landscaping, pet walking, […]

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