Inslee went before Congress to tell them he has no problem forcing WA taxpayers to contribute to his campaign
Happening in Olympia
Governor Jay Inslee took a break from campaigning, not to fulfill his obligations as governor, but to testify on climate change in front of Congress. “When you go into Wenatchee, Washington, see a couple crying in front of their house because it was torched, and a man holding his wife … climate change is not an abstraction to governors — we see it when we go to these emergencies,” said Inslee. Inslee is still campaigning on the single issue of climate change. (MyNorthwest)
A proposal to end the personal exemption for parents not wanting to vaccinate their children against measles is making its way through the state Senate. The bill was met with mixed support during a hearing in the Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee. “Personal choice should never be a problem,” Sen. Randi Becker (R-Eatonville) said. “What is the next thing when we’re going to say ‘We need herd mentality’? ” (Spokesman Review)
Despite the massive tax increase Sound Transit 3 imposed on drivers, it looks like $52 billion might not be enough. “We’re going to need third party, fourth party, and fifth party funding,” Herbold said in a Seattle City Council transportation briefing in February. Changes to the route could add as much as $2.1 billion, including tunnels in West Seattle and Ballard. (Seattle Times)
Former KXLY anchor Nadine Woodward plans to announce her run for Spokane mayor later this morning. Woodward joins a crowded field, including current Spokane City Council President, Ben Stuckart. Her announcement is scheduled to take place at the Rotary Fountain in Riverfront Park. (Spokesman Review)
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