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Public hearing scheduled for senate transportation package

People will have a chance to comment on the Washington State Senate transportation package presented at a public hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 3:30 p.m, in Senate Hearing Room 1.

February 2015

Inslee looks to regulate, tax e-cigarettes

Yesterday, Gov. Jay Inslee released a report showing that 8th and 10th grade students in Washington were using electronic cigarettes more than twice the rate than normal tobacco cigarettes.

February 2015

Tacoma Narrows toll increase to be discussed next week

The Washington State Transportation Commission will review the Tacoma Narrows Bridge financial plan and consider traffic and revenue data, along with several tolling scenarios developed by the Washington State Department of Transportation's Tolling Division.

February 2015

State tax receipts top forecast

More new jobs than expected and other 'positives' in the state's economy grew Washington general tax collections above those forecast just last November. Legislators will appreciate the added $53.8 million in revenue, but it won't solve their billion-dollar budget problem.

February 2015

Supervalu agrees to pollution sanctions

Federal pollution enforcement actions against Supervalu, a major food distribution warehouser in Tacoma and Auburn, resulted in a $120,000 penalty announced yesterday.

February 2015

Tourism funding is topic Thursday

Washington state tourism advocates bring their legions to the state capital on Thursday, seeking to reconnect state government with a significant industry sector and thousands of jobs.

February 2015

Small businesses to state capital

Small business owners from around Washington will be in Olympia on Wednesday to carry their concerns to members of the state legislature.

February 2015

Brett Freshwaters, Financial Exec finalist

Financial Executive of the Year finalist Brett Freshwaters has held CFO responsibility at Metro Parks Tacoma for 7+ years, and it's been a challenging time for the agency supported by variable tax collections, with an ambitious capital construction schedule.

February 2015

Tacoma delays vote on Point Ruston

Members of Tacoma City Council have voted to delay a decision on possible annexation of the Town of Ruston's portion of the $1.2 billion Point Ruston project until later this month.

February 2015

Tacoma, Ruston councils to talk Point Ruston annexation

A public hearing is set for the Tacoma City Council meeting to consider whether Point Ruston should be annexed into the city of Tacoma. Developers of the $1.2 billion residential and retail project are requesting annexation after experiencing frustrations with the city of Ruston’s permitting process.

February 2015
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