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  Washington State Legislature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Washington State Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Washington.
It is bicameral, and is composed of a Senate and House of Representatives.
The legislature is the legislative branch of the government of the State of Washington, and convenes in the Legislative Building at the state capitol in Olympia, Washington.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Washington_Legislature   (114 words)

 Access Washington- State News Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Washington State's lawmakers in the 2005 session passed a number of other bills encouraging forward-thinking energy policy that can save money and conserve energy, through energy efficient buildings, conservation and renewable energy incentives and sound regional energy policy.
Washington State became the first state in the U.S. to require smart energy standards for all of its schools and public buildings.
A joint memorial (SJM 8018) passed by the Legislature on March 30 requested that President Bush abandon any proposal to increase the northwest's electricity rates until they are equivalent with market rates throughout the country; and would cut back Bonneville Power Administration's borrowing authority, harming their ability to upgrade the transmission network.
access.wa.gov /leg/2005/May/n200546_1041.aspx   (960 words)

 Washington Biotechnology and Medical Technology Association Online
Washington State is home to a successful cluster of bioscience research institutions and companies engaged in development of innovative products to improve the health of patients worldwide.
Washington State must do better if it is to retain the businesses it has, let alone attract new companies able to provide top quality high paying jobs.
Washington State does not offer the bioscience sector incentives that are competitive to attract and retain industry operations that extend beyond RandD.
www.wabio.com /industry/legis/wbba_legis_agenda.htm   (1102 words)

 State Watch | Washington State Legislature Considers Mental Health Parity Bill - Kaisernetwork.org
The Washington state Legislature is considering a bill (HB 1828) that would require health insurers to provide coverage for mental health as they do for other medical services, the
Washington is one of 17 states that allow insurers to limit mental health treatment coverage and require higher copayments and out-of-pocket expenses for mental health services than for other types of care.
Under the bill, which the state House passed 64-33 on Feb. 13, private health plans and health plans for public employees and Medicaid beneficiaries would be required to offer equal coverage for mental and physical ailments.
www.kaisernetwork.org /daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?DR_ID=22400   (248 words)

 Washington State Legislative History
Washington State legislative history is generally available from the mid-1970s forward, although some earlier history may be available.
Washington State Legislature's homepage, http://www.leg.wa.gov/wsladm/default.htm, offers access to many documents created during a bill's consideration.
LEGLink, a fee-based service of the Washington State Legislature, was discontinued at the end of the 2005 legislative session.
lib.law.washington.edu /ref/washleghis.html   (1437 words)

 Washington State Gem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Most of the petrified wood in Washington grew during the Miocene Epoch, some 5 -12 million years ago, when the state was swampy and mild, and played host to vast forests of cypress, oak, elm, and ginkgo trees.
A notable exception is studies conducted by professor George Beck of Washington State College in the 1950s, who noted the occurrence of oak, beech, and elm, among others.
Although petrified wood occurs in the western portion of the state, it is rarer than in the east.
www.statefossils.com /wa/wagem.html   (399 words)

The Washington governor's race was the closest in United States history in percentage terms, producing a post-election saga which finally ended on June 6, 2005 when a judge dismissed Republican Dino Rossi's legal challenge.
The presidential race in Washington was not closely contested, and the state saw few visits by the candidates.
Washington was the scene of one of the most closely fought U.S. Senate races as Maria Cantwell (D) defeated incumbent Slade Gorton (R) with a plurality of just 2,229 votes (0.09 percentage points).
www.gwu.edu /~action/2004/states/wa.htm   (437 words)

 Find out about Advanced Technology Initiative Funded by the Washington State Legislature Includes Precision Forestry ...
The State of Washington Legislature recently funded portions of an Advanced Technology Initiative (ATI) proposal jointly submitted by the University of Washington and Washington State University.
ATI forms a partnership between the legislature, private industry, and the research universities of the State of Washington as a major tool for stimulating business activity.
The University of Washington and Washington State University collaborated to identify the best opportunities for leveraging the contributions of their research and private industry into expanded economic activities.
www.cfr.washington.edu /research.smc/research/advtech2ndqtr99.htm   (1435 words)

 Washington State Fire Marshal
The board is responsible for (1) establishing a comprehensive state policy regarding fire protection services, and (2) advising the Chief of the Washington State Patrol and the State Fire Marshal on matters relating to their duties under state law.
In 1993 the Fire Protection Bureau established nine regions within the state, and a deputy state fire marshal was assigned to each region.
Use of the WSP logo and images is restricted by law without written permission from the Washington State Patrol.
www.wsp.wa.gov /fire/firemars.htm   (600 words)

Thanks to $2.3 million in funding provided by the Washington State Legislature in 2003, Washington State University is working in concert with Yakima Valley Community College, Walla Wall Community College and Wenatchee Valley College to create new 2-year and 4-yeard degree programs to support the educational needs of the state's rapidly expanding wine industry.
The state now boasts more than 250 wineries and the industry's total value to the state's economy is estimated to be about $2.4 billion.
Washington State Impacts was created by the Information Dept. of the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences.
ext.wsu.edu /impact/report/report.asp?impactID=161   (385 words)

 Washington State Senior Citizens' Lobby - Olympia, WA
Key state initiatives considered risky for Washington seniors have been turned back by voters in the November election.
Washington, D.C. - It is inconceivable that Congress could, in effect, cut thousands of poor seniors off Medicare.
Washington, D.C., October 5, 2005 - By 2030, the number of Americans who are age 65 or older will double to more than 70 million.
www.waseniorlobby.org   (305 words)

 Washington State Business Journal
The purpose of this publication is to inform Washington businesses of state policy that will impact them and to provide recommendations for action that will help resolve the state's anti-business climate.
In 2001, the average per capita income in Washington for the private sector was $37,892, while the average government employee salary for the same period was $42,089.
Washington ranks as one of the 15 worst states to conduct business in when it comes to taxes and regulations.
www.effwa.org /press_releases/2002_12_23.php   (810 words)

 CSPN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
One story of Washington state is a story of immigration, but it is not the simple tale of assimilation or acculturation.
After Hawai'i was annexed by the United States in 1898, and after the passage of the Organic Act in 1900 that created the Territory of Hawai'i, many Japanese living on the islands traveled to the mainland.
In Washington state, the Exclusion Act permanently stunted Chinese American communities, which were never able to rival similar groups in San Francisco or Vancouver, British Columbia.
www.washington.edu /uwired/outreach/cspn/curaaw/main.html   (11168 words)

 The Washington State Legislature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
These rewritten codes would be presented to the legislature January, 2004 to be passed into law and implemented September 2004.
It was not understood by the governor or the legislature that there are 28A codes, not contained in the homeschooling chapter, that profoundly effects us.
Homeschoolers across the state vigorously opposed these bills with phone calls, emails, and testimony at the education committee hearings in both houses.
www.washhomeschool.org /whoLegSummary.html   (303 words)

 Amending RCW 16.08.80 (9) Petition
We the undersigned people of Washington hereby petition the Washington State Legislature to draft and pass an amendment to RCW16.08.80 (9) so that it reads in its entirety "Nothing in this section limits a local authority in placing additional restrictions upon owners of dangerous dogs.
The state of Washington recognizes that dogs are valuable property.
The Amending RCW 16.08.80 (9) Petition to Washington State Legislature was created by Responsible Dog Owners of Washington and written by Cherie Graves (paragon@surf1.ws).
www.petitiononline.com /wabsl/petition.html   (155 words)

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They also felt that the paramount duty of the state in fire protection services was to enhance the capacity of local jurisdictions to ensure that their personnel with fire suppression, prevention, inspection, origin and cause, and arson investigation responsibilities were adequately trained to discharge their responsibilities.
The Washington State Association of Counties is concerned with effective fire and building codes; avoiding unfunded state and federal mandates; improving local revenue flexibility; enhancing regional coordination of emergency management; and limiting civil liability for government policies and practices.
State Fire Defense Committee The State Fire Defense Committee is a standing committee with fire service representatives from the nine regions across the state of Washington.
www.wsp.wa.gov /fire/2002fina.doc   (4228 words)

 Governor Christine Gregoire | Welcome
Chris Gregoire fishing off the Washington coast near Westport with her husband and daughters.
I am honored to be your Governor and have the opportunity to lead the people of this great state.
Governor Christine Gregoire has directed flags at all state agencies be at half-staff on Wednesday in memory of Rosa Parks.
www.governor.wa.gov   (372 words)

 Washington Votes - Washington Legislation and Voting Record - Bills, Roll Calls, and the Washington Legislature
Washington Votes - Washington Legislation and Voting Record - Bills, Roll Calls, and the Washington Legislature
The 59th Session of the Washington State Legislature adjourned on Sunday, April 24, 2005.
The Legislature will not convene again until Monday, January 9, 2006.
www.washingtonvotes.org   (190 words)

 Washington State Legislature Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
It is scheduled to convene for the 2006 Regular Session on January 9, 2006.
For the results of the November 8 general election, go to the Secretary of State's Election Results page.
To see a list of the bills that passed the Legislature, go to Session Laws and Bills Passed.
www.leg.wa.gov   (240 words)

 Paul EveryHope (D), Candidate, Washington State Legislature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
She is a writer, specializing in novels and poetry, and is president of the literary magazine CLASH published at Sehome.
While he was working as a bakery truck driver in Port Townsend, he spent his free time as a volunteer with the Port Townsend Schools, where he was both a classroom volunteer and the coach of their chess team.
He was admitted to Western Washington University in 1994 where he received the Pruess Wasisco award and the Alpha Delta Kappa Award for Outstanding Scholarship.
pauleveryhope.org /biography.htm   (373 words)

 Homework Help -- Local History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Washington State information, laws and legislation, state agencies and state government and politics, provided by the King County Library System.
An overview of the Whitmans, among the first American settlers in Washington who played an important role in opening the Oregon Trail and left a tragic legacy that would haunt relations between whites and Native Americans for decades after their deaths, from PBS.
The materials are drawn from the extensive collections of the University of Washington Libraries, the Cheney Cowles Museum/Eastern Washington State Historical Society in Spokane, and the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle.
www.kcls.org /hh/localhistory.cfm   (1659 words)

 40.4, Employee Benefits Programs
The state of Washington provides medical, dental, life, and disability insurance coverage to all eligible state employees and retirees.
The Washington State Deferred Compensation (CDC) is an optional retirement plan.
The Washington State Dependent Care Assistance Salary Reduction Plan (DCA) is a means of saving money for dependent and child care needs on a tax-free basis.
www.washington.edu /admin/rules/APS/40.04.html   (801 words)

 LawForWA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The mission of the lawforwa website is to give the people of Washington easy access to information on the law, the courts, the government, and civic rights and responsibilities.
Washington state voters approved three of the six initiatives on the November 8th ballot.
Learn more about jury service in Washington on the state courts' website.
lawforwa.org   (279 words)

RBAW and the Washington Alliance for Mandatory Boating Education (WAMBE) are happy to announce that SSB-5145 has PASSED the Washington State Legislature on 16 April 2005.
The bill will create a new law in Washington to require phased-in basic boater safety education by the year 2016 for all recreational boaters born after Jan. 1, 1955.
Basically, it means to moor at any marina in Washington State you would have to have your registration and taxes paid up for the year.
www.rbaw.org /2005/wambe_update_042405.shtml   (743 words)

 HistoryLink Essay: Washington State Legislature changes the name of Clarke County to Clark County on December 23, 1925.
On December 23, 1925, an official act of the Washington State Legislature changes the name of the state’s oldest county from Clarke to Clark.
On August 20, 1845, the Provisional Legislature of Oregon Territory designated the part of Oregon lying north of the Columbia River, which would later become the state of Washington, as Vancouver District, the forerunner of Clark County.
Two years later, on December 23, 1925, an official act of the Washington State Legislature changed the name of Clarke County back to Clark County, the name it was first given in 1849.
www.washington.historylink.org /output.cfm?file_id=5234   (437 words)

 HistoryLink Essay: Washington State Legislature passes Community College Act on March 24, 1967.
On March 24, 1967, the Washington State Legislature passes the Community College Act, shifting control of two-year colleges from school districts to the state.
Until 1961, state law prohibited a two-year school in a county that already had a four-year school.
In 1965, the state commissioned a study of the community college system by the Arthur D. Little Co. Little made recommendations that resulted in the bill that was passed.
www.historylink.org /output.cfm?file_id=3361   (261 words)

 Medicaid | Washington State Legislature Passes Preferred Drug List - Kaisernetwork.org
The Washington state Legislature on June 5 passed a bill (SB 6088) that calls for the state to adopt a Medicaid preferred drug list that would be created by a committee of medical professionals, the
The bill also calls for the state Department of Social and Health Services to ask for federal permission to cover prescription drug costs for low-income seniors and people with disabilities through Medicaid, the
According to state officials, 590,000 Washington residents would be eligible, including 177,000 without health insurance.
www.kaisernetwork.org /daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?hint=3&DR_ID=18183   (254 words)

 HistoryLink Essay: Washington State Legislature enacts law allowing citizens to establish public port districts to ...
HistoryLink Essay: Washington State Legislature enacts law allowing citizens to establish public port districts to develop and operate harbors in March 1911.
Washington State Legislature enacts law allowing citizens to establish public port districts to develop and operate harbors in March 1911.
In March 1911 the Washington State Legislature passes a bill authorizing the establishment of public port districts.
www.historylink.org /output.cfm?file_id=7241   (296 words)

 Attention all Washington state residents! Legislature to revisit ethnic preferences. - Stormfront White Nationalist ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
It forbids any preferences based on race or sex in state hiring, the granting of state contracts or the admission of students to public schools.
I suggest that Washington be the next state, after Michigan, to create a constitutional amendment banning racial preferences.
The population of Washington state is 80% White, yet fewer than 50% of the students at the UW are White.
www.stormfront.org /forum/showthread.php?t=111930   (525 words)

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