JANUARY 15, 2014

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Port of Kennewick busy in 2014 The Port of Kennewick is starting out the year continuing to work on Vista Field Airport closure efforts and planning for a boutique wine village along Kennewick’s Columbia Drive.

 

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Port of Vancouver hires firms to lobby state, federal lawmakersIt will pay them a total of $185,000 to win money for freight, other projects. 

Lawmakers eye expanding open government laws in Wash.One proposal before the Legislature this year would require city councils and other governing bodies to post their regular meeting agendas online. Another would mandate that certain public officials receive training in the finer points of the state Public Records Act and the state Open Public Meetings Act.

 

TRANSPORTATION 

King County exec proposes April vote on roads, transitKing County Executive Dow Constantine is proposing an April vote on a county-only tax measure that would prevent cuts in bus service and support county and city road departments.

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