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Service Animal Bill Up For Vote in Washington Legislature

14 hours ago
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A Washington Senate committee is scheduled to vote this morning (Monday) on a proposal to penalize people who deliberately pass off their pets as trained service animals. It’s one of those “under the radar” bills that is generating plenty of debate.

In recent years, Washington state has led the nation in locking up kids for running away, skipping school and other non-criminal behavior. Now state lawmakers are considering whether to ban juvenile detention for "status offenses".

WA House Committee Hears Proposal For A Capital Gains Tax

Feb 16, 2018
Washington legislature

A Washington House committee yesterday (Friday) held a first hearing on a proposal to adopt a capital gains tax.

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Representatives of Spokane’s Marshall Islands community moved a step closer today (Friday) to getting help from the state to buy health insurance.

Idaho legislature

An Idaho House committee on Thursday heard testimony on a bill that many consider an attack on Islamic law.

The legislation is sponsored by Coeur d’Alene Republican Representative Eric Redman.