APRIL 14, 2015

BUDGET/FINANCES 

GOP: Inslee making unreasonable demands for taxes, state payAs 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.

 

 

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Port of Olympia commission agrees to fill vacancy by June 8The Port of Olympia commission will appoint an interim commissioner by June 8 to replace Sue Gunn, who resigned in April due to illness.

 

 

MISC 

Governor, community leaders to celebrate Port of Kennewick’s 100th year April 14Community 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.

 

 

RAIL 

Snohomish-Woodinville rail trail plan on holdA 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.

 

 

TRANSPORTATION 

Legislature’s Democrats, Republicans agree on gas tax increase, at odds on detailsDemocrats 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.

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