An array of daunting tasks — from funding the state's public schools, funneling money into transportation projects and reining in the unregulated medical marijuana market — face Washington lawmakers as they head into the 2015 legislative session.
State Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, on Friday announced a set of bills designed to prevent future bistate transportation projects from meeting the same fate as the failed Columbia River Crossing.
OLYMPIA — In a legislative session sure to be dominated by education funding, Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday, he hopes lawmakers address other pressing issues facing the state, including safety concerns surrounding oil-by-rail transport.
A coalition of public and private organizations in Clark County is calling for a "comprehensive revenue package" for the state's transportation needs, and assurance that adequate money will come back to projects in Southwest Washington.