Taxing issues in last night’s telephone town hall confab

OLYMPIA – From Yakima, Union Gap, Sunnyside and Selah, residents in the 15th District expressed concerns to state representatives Bruce Chandler and David Taylor during an hour-long telephone town hall.

Survey says…

Last night’s telephone town hall included two survey questions asked of callers.

Honeyford continues Senate leadership role

Once again Sen. Jim Honeyford (R-Sunnyside) will play a part in leading the Washington State Senate, which convened for a new session earlier this month.

Full steam ahead for Central Washington’s newest U.S. congressman

Bus rides aren’t just for kids and commuters. They’re for congressmen, too.

Taylor, Chandler spell out priorities

Telephone town hall open to local residents next Tuesday

The 2015 legislative session has begun and lawmakers from the 15th Legislative District have made the trek to Olympia to work on behalf of citizens in the Yakima Valley.

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Bad weather pushes up cost of new wastewater plant upgrade

Mabton Council OKs $6 a month hike in water bills

MABTON – A combination of bad weather and bad luck could cost the city of Mabton an extra $200,000 for its new wastewater treatment plant.

Lawmakers launch session with some unusual proposals

OLYMPIA - Would the legislator who represents you ever consider decriminalizing heroin possession?

Lawmakers prepping for 2015 session

Funding basic education and addressing water storage needs are among the issues facing 15th District lawmakers when the state legislature begins a new session on Monday, Jan. 12.

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Low voter turnout means two people out of every five make decisions for all

As the state and county start to feel the impacts from last November’s General Election, it may be a good idea to reflect that those changes were brought about by the lowest voter turnout in more than 20 years.

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Membership has its benefits

When Rep. Doc Hastings wraps up 20 years of service later this week, the Pasco Republican will retire minus a congressional pension.

Governor Inslee's 'Lean' projects making Washington state government more efficient

Gov. Jay Inslee’s implementation of lean management across all lines of state government is helping simplify paperwork, shorten wait times for driver’s licenses and save millions of dollars.

Mabton Council wraps up 2014

MABTON – The Mabton City Council closed out 2014 last week with a few action items during its final regular meeting of the year.

15th District lawmakers get a jump start on 2015

There are more than Christmas wish lists issued before Dec. 25 of each year.