GOP: Inslee making unreasonable demands for taxes, state pay – As Republicans and Democrats prepare to negotiate a new state budget, GOP lawmakers accuse Gov. Jay Inslee of making unreasonable demands in recent closed-door meetings.
Port of Olympia commission agrees to fill vacancy by June 8 – The Port of Olympia commission will appoint an interim commissioner by June 8 to replace Sue Gunn, who resigned in April due to illness.
Governor, community leaders to celebrate Port of Kennewick’s 100th year April 14 – Community leaders are celebrating the port’s 100th anniversary 4 p.m. April 14 at the Tri-Cities Business & Visitor Center in Kennewick. The event is open to the public, but the port already has received the maximum number of RSVPs that can fit into the building.
Snohomish-Woodinville rail trail plan on hold – A much-anticipated purchase of a nearly 12-mile stretch of rail corridor between the city of Snohomish and Woodinville won’t be happening for now.
Legislature’s Democrats, Republicans agree on gas tax increase, at odds on details – Democrats who control the state House agree on something with Republicans who run the Senate: Washington should raise the gas tax by 11.7 cents per gallon to pay for transportation projects.