That feeling when you find out you were forced to make a contribution to a presidential candidate getting 0% in every poll.
Happening in Olympia
The Washington State Republican Party put together a handy tool to keep track of where Jay Inslee’s presidential vanity tour takes him. “The bottom line is the taxpayers are on the hook for $4.2 million over the next year and a half to cover security costs, as Governor Inslee is embarking on his vanity run traveling across the United States,” said Chairman Caleb Heimlich. Democrats blocked legislative attempts to keep taxpayers from being forced to contribute to Inslee’s campaign security costs. (MyNorthwest)
Governor Jay Inslee signed into law a bill to make Daylight Saving Time permanent in Washington state. The state will still need to wait for Congress to change federal law before it changes away from standard time. Current federal law does not allow states to make Daylight Saving Time permanent. (KING 5)
The Seattle City Council is considering policy that would revamp its paid family-care ordinance to allow city employees to take paid time off when a child dies. “Bereavement leave is another type of paid time off and needs to be made available,” said Councilmember M. Lorena González. The change would cover bereavement leave for the deaths of a child up to age 18. (Seattle Times)
The Pierce County Council approved a measure allowing the county executive to enter into a lease agreement with Chambers Bay Resorts, LLC, to develop a hotel and resort on a portion of the property. “This is a great public-private partnership. You’re taking about jobs, economy and a tax base coming together for a jewel in Pierce County,” said Tom Pierson, president and CEO of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber. (The News Tribune)
Matt Stroe, the former Whitman College Security Director, will take over as the new head of Walla Walla County Jail on Monday. “Matt is a high-integrity person and is extremely motivated to help the county continue its mission of reforming our jail culture and expanding treatment programming,” wrote said Norrie Gregoire, Walla Walla County director of Corrections. (Union-Bulletin)
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