FEBRUARY 26, 2014

BUDGET/FINANCES 

House Democrats propose $100 million in new revenues – teacher COLA included in budgetHouse Democrats released their supplemental budget proposal at the Capitol on Wednesday, echoing the new-revenues plan outlined a day before by minority Democrats in the Senate. 

Senate Dems Release Their McCleary Plan – Gets State One-Fiftieth of the Way There$5 Billion Spending Plan Might Satisfy Supreme Court – But Identifies Only $100 Million in Revenue, Cites Evergreen Proposals to End Tax Breaks.

 

 

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Port of Port Angeles to seek comment on new director Port of Port Angeles commissioners endorsed interim Executive Director Ken O’Hollaren as the port’s new permanent executive director and will consider signing his contract March 11, they decided Tuesday.

 

 

LAND USE 

Developer negotiates trial periodThe Port of Bellingham [Wash.] approved a 120-day trial period with Dublin-based Harcourt Developments Limited to collaborate and discuss future developments of the Bellingham Waterfront District.

 

 

MISC 

Port commissioners approve plan to purchase Willow Grove ParkPort of Longview commissioners on Tuesday agreed to an option to buy Willow Grove Park from Cowlitz County — for $10.

 

 

RAIL 

Port, Pacific Shredding tussle over land priceProperty will be used for rail-expansion project.

 

 

UNIONS 

Pickets briefly block road near Vancouver port Pickets marking Thursday’s one-year anniversary at the Port of Vancouver’s grain terminal briefly blocked an entrance to the port this morning, as well as a nearby street.

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