Credo Mobil and are reporting that the bill SB 5805 that would have fast-tracked the coal export terminal has died. This is a victory for anti-coal activists, who were quite vocal in their opposition to the measure. The way the bill was worded, it was unclear whether it applied just to a gravel terminal or also to the coal terminal.
The Hanford Challenger newsletter is reporting: As of this date, U.S. taxpayers have paid $40 billion for the cleanup at Hanford. Despite this staggering amount of money not one drop of radioactive high-level nuclear waste has been removed, treated or disposed of from the failing underground waste tanks , nor is there currently a credible […]
Given the decision of the Washington State Supreme Court in the McCleary case, which highlighted Washington’s failure to adequately fund education, the new legislature and Governor will soon be looking for new revenue to meet the state’s financial obligation to basic education. Educational reforms alone will require at least $1 billion in new public revenue in the 2013-15 […]
Sunday I attended a meeting of the Legislative Action Committee of the King County Democrats. Representative Tana Senn of the 41st LD spoke, followed by Senator Cyrus Habib of the 48th LD. During discussion of the budget it became clear that there is unlikely to be a capital gains tax. Nor will Governor Inslee get […]