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Washington Legislature wraps up: Included on list of wins are capital gains, carbon output

May 2, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

Democrats scored one victory after another over the course of this year’s 105-day legislative session, as lawmakers in the majority party eschewed incremental change in favor of sweeping, long-sought goals. Read story

State budget invests in Southwest Washington schools, community

April 27, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

The Legislature passed a $6.3 billion capital budget Saturday, cementing a plan that includes major investments in Southwest Washington’s community and schools. Read story

Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, left, presides over a session of the House, with most representatives attending remotely, on Wednesday at the Capitol in Olympia. Lawmakers were considering a proposed new tax on capital gains that would be imposed on the sale of stocks and bonds in excess of $250,000. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Cleveland takes wait-and-see stance on capital gains tax vote

Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, left, presides over a session of the House, with most representatives attending remotely, on Wednesday at the Capitol in Olympia. Lawmakers were considering a proposed new tax on capital gains that would be imposed on the sale of stocks and bonds in excess of $250,000. (AP Photo/Ted S.

April 22, 2021, 7:32pm Clark County News

Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, said Thursday that she’s unsure how she’ll vote on a revised version of the bill that would establish a capital gains tax in Washington. Read story

17th District Republican legislators: Reps. Paul Harris, from left, and Vicki Kraft and Sen.

Taxes, COVID-19 dominate remote town halls for 17th, 18th districts

17th District Republican legislators: Reps. Paul Harris, from left, and Vicki Kraft and Sen.

March 25, 2021, 6:54pm Clark County News

Talk of taxes and COVID-19 restrictions dominated the two remote town halls held with GOP lawmakers from Southwest Washington, a set of forums that presented perspectives from both the center and right-leaning factions of the party. Read story

Candidates for state representative from the 17th District, Position 1, Tanisha Harris, left, and Vicki Kraft speak to the editorial board at The Columbian in Vancouver in 2018.

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Candidates for state representative from the 17th District, Position 1, Tanisha Harris, left, and Vicki Kraft speak to the editorial board at The Columbian in Vancouver in 2018.

October 4, 2020, 6:04am Clark County News

Voters in the 17th Legislative District have a choice between two drastically different candidates for the state House of Representatives on Nov. 3. Read story