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Nine U.S. representatives from Florida signed on to amicus brief seeking to delay electoral college vote

, , | Dec 11, 2020 | Florida

The Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit late Friday filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton which sought to delay the Electoral College from voting for President-Elect Joe Biden. A majority of Republican U.S. House of Representative members had signed on to an amicus brief supporting the suit.     As...[ Read More ]

Legislators respond with optimism and caution to increased revenue projection

| Sep 24, 2020 | Washington

Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2019–21 state budget and Near General Fund forecast for the next biennium (2021–23) are headed in a positive direction, according to a projection released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC). Near General Fund revenue collections for...[ Read More ]

Stevens County commissioners could be ejected from office after judge ruled they misspent $130k from a public fund

| Aug 25, 2020 | Washington

The Spokesman-Review reported last week that all three Stevens County commissioners could be legally ejected from office after a judge ruled that they misspent $130,000 from a public fund used to combat homelessness. Between 2015 and 2018, Commissioners Steve Parker, Wes McCart and Don Dashiell diverted the funds to multiple sources: a...[ Read More ]

AARP applauds passage of bills aimed at lowering the cost of prescription drugs

| Mar 9, 2020 | Washington

Bills aimed at making prescriptions drugs more affordable passed in both the House and Senate on Friday. AARP Advocacy Director Cathy MacCaul released the following statement in response to Friday's Senate Passage of House Bill 2662, and House passage of Senate Bill 6087 and Senate Bill 6088.     Today’s strong bipartisan passage...[ Read More ]

How stakeholders are responding to Colorado's public option proposal

| Dec 18, 2019 | Colorado

There are 728 pages of public comments on Colorado's public option proposal - not exactly light reading. However, we went through most of those comments to read exactly what stakeholders thought of the approach.  It was, as you might imagine, a pretty mixed bag. Here are a few highlights.  ...[ Read More ]