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Daily Archives: March 2nd, 2015

Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen upholds majority rule in the Washington State Senate

Excerpt: In a vic­to­ry for democ­ra­cy, sense, and the rule of law, Demo­c­ra­t­ic Lieu­tenant Gov­er­nor Brad Owen today ruled that a Repub­li­can-engi­neered Sen­ate rules change to require two-thirds votes to advance rev­enue-rais­ing bills is unen­force­able because it vio­lates the Wash­ing­ton State Constitution. Owen, who pre­sides over the state Leg­is­la­ture’s upper cham­ber in his capac­i­ty as Pres­i­dent […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Legislative Advocacy, Policy Topics, Public Planning
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