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Bainbridge Island Legislative Priorities at the 2o24 WA State Legislature

COBI Engages State Lobbyist, Finalizes 2024 Legislative Priorities

Over the past couple of year’s Washington State legislative sessions, a wide-ranging slate of house and senate bills have been passed with great impact to local land use, waste reduction, transportation, and utilities. In response to those actions, the City of Bainbridge Island has recently …

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Local Government 101 – A User Guide To Passing Laws in Washington State

Like our local island and county politics, state-level politics in Washington are increasingly impactful and important to post-pandemic life. In our last Government 101 article we discussed all the ways the state’s structure, its institutions, and representatives function. Now we’re going to focus on how …

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Local Government 101 – The Washington State Legislature

How the House, Senate, Governor, Supreme Court + Citizens work together to govern our state  Like our local island and county politics, state-level politics in Washington are increasingly impactful and important to post-pandemic life. From setting the statewide policy which guides and frames local decisions, …

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Suggested redistricting for Bainbridge Island

Republicans Propose Redistricting Bainbridge Right Out Of Kitsap County

With the initial 2020 Census numbers in the book, the time has come for the State to consider changing the borders of Washington’s legislative and Congressional districts. While the placement of Bainbridge Island is unchanged in proposed Congressional Maps of the four-person Washington State Redistricting …

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Reconsideration of Long-Term Care Act Asked for by Association of Washington Business

UPDATE 12/07/21: After receiving a letter from State Democratic leaders, Governor Jay Inslee has entered into discussions around delaying the funding of the WA Cares program until 2023. At a press conference, the Governor explained, “I do not have the authority to take some unilateral …

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New Business Recovery Support: $4 Billion For Agriculture & Agritourism

Citing lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and recent supply chain disruptions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced plans to invest more than $4 billion to strengthen critical supply chains through the Build Back Better initiative. Agriculture and Agritourism are the focus of …

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