Newhouse: Family could pay $0 tax on $52,000

Republican tax plan a boon for rural residents

A family of four with an income of $52,000 per year could get away without paying income tax under a plan offered by Republicans.

Newhouse poses streamlining bill

Bill would make it easier to do water projects

Republican Congressman Dan Newhouse of Sunnnyside and Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA) introduced a bill H.R. 4419 yesterday that would streamline the Bureau of Reclamation’s and Bureau of Indian Affairs’ environmental planning and study process for new water projects.

Brad Hendrickson nominated as secretary of the Senate

Brad Hendrickson was unanimously nominated by Democrats to serve as the next secretary of the Senate. Before taking the post, his nomination must still be approved by a majority of the Senate.

State seeks input on using Volkswagen settlement funds

State officials are seeking residents' input on how to spend the $112.7 million Washington could receive from a federal settlement with Volkswagen to reduce diesel air pollution. A webinar on using the money is set for 10 a.m. Nov. 28 and a Facebook streaming town hall is set for 6 p.m. Nov. 29.

Imbalance of power? Not so fast, Republicans say

Republicans can still block capital budget

The recent general election has changed the balance of power in state government — Democrats have taken complete control.

Newhouse’s VA bill clears House

Measure calls for fixing management

Congressman Dan Newhouse’s bill to correct management issues in the Veterans Administration passed the House of Representatives yesterday.

Newhouse bill adjusts Endangered Species Act

More people to have input before listings

Congressman Dan Newhouse is elated after his State, Tribal and Local Species Transparency and Recovery Act was approved in a House Natural Resources Committee markup this week.

State headed for income tax?

Chandler signs letter objecting to latest effort

The people who are attempting to impose a state income tax on Washingtonians are trying to get there with the same tactic used to kill the $30 license tab fee.

Capital budget still tied up by Hirst Bill

Everybody holding the line in impasse

The Republicans and Democrats are still locked in a tug-of-war involving the state’s capital budget and the Repulicans’ desire to undo the Hirst decision by which the state supreme court muddied everybody’s water.

Hirst bill, capital budget stymied

No moving Republicans or Democrats

If you’ve been following the Hirst Bill state capital budget saga, you’re probably wondering how the two are related.

At Olympia meetings: Republicans still say no

Hirst Bill drilling into budget talks

Moses Lake Republican State Senator Judy Warnick said meetings yesterday to deal with the Hirst Bill and the state’s capital budget went well, but there was no movement on either the bill or the budget.

Inslee visits Rep. Taylor territory

Governor to plead for capital funds, balk on Hirst

Democrat Gov. Jay Inslee will bring the state’s capital budget battle here tomorrow, and prime opponent State Rep. David Taylor will not be here to respond.

Sen. Warnick to continue Hirst fight

‘Access to water is a basic human right.’

Moses Lake Republican Sen. Judy Warnick is not giving up the fight against the Hirst decision as legislators go home for perhaps the rest of the year.

Newhouse calls for treaty re-negotiation

Letter calls for President Trump to take action

Two Eastern Washington lawmakers have signed onto a bipartisan letter asking President Donald J. Trump to begin Columbia River Treaty negotiations with Canada.

Retired journalist to challenge Newhouse

Brown: “Heart sick” about election results

The local Congressman has his first opponent for the 2018 election.