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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

Former senator Al Bauer at an intersection where activities to welcome students to the first day of classes at Washington State University Vancouver on Aug. 24, 2015.

Longtime Clark County legislator Albert ‘Al’ Bauer dies at 92

Former senator Al Bauer at an intersection where activities to welcome students to the first day of classes at Washington State University Vancouver on Aug. 24, 2015.

April 21, 2021, 12:17pm Clark County News

Albert “Al” Bauer, who for 30 years represented Clark County residents in the Washington Legislature, died after suffering a stroke late last week. He was 92. Read story

Park Llafet (The Columbian files)

Republican Llafet looks to shake up Vancouver’s 49th District

Park Llafet (The Columbian files)

August 31, 2020, 5:46pm Clark County News

Park Llafet is running for the state House of Representatives as a Republican in the only liberal district in Clark County. Read story

Rey Reynolds intends to run as an Independent Republican for Washington Senate in the 49th Legislative District.

Vancouver police officer to seek seat in state Senate

Rey Reynolds intends to run as an Independent Republican for Washington Senate in the 49th Legislative District.

March 4, 2020, 8:00pm Clark County News

A police officer best known for his rich baritone voice intends to run for the state Senate in the 49th Legislative District. Read story