APRIL 3, 2015

BUDGET/FINANCES 

Lawmakers pull all-nighter – and some shenanigans – over budgetThe Washington Senate Democrats say their Republican colleagues purposely stacked the deck in passing the GOP’s 2015-2017 operating budget proposal. Why? To protect Sen. Andy Hill, R-Redmond, from having to cast embarrassing votes.

 

TRADE 

Washington state could get big economic boost from more international tradeThe Obama Administration is on the verge of striking the largest trade deal in U.S. history.

 

TRANSPORTATION 

Freight project backers eye $500 million in TIGER grantsU.S. ports and backers of other freight projects are getting another shot at getting some help from Uncle Sam to pay for repair and maintenance work and expansion projects, thanks to the announcement of the latest round of a popular federal infrastructure grant program.

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