Josh Kelety

Josh posted 6 stories to Islands' Sounder.
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State Legislature passes last-minute budget deal and property tax cut

The plan includes $1 billion for public education and $400 million in tax cuts for property owners

  • Mar 10th, 2018 1:30am
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Governor’s carbon tax proposal is dead in the state Legislature

An amended version of Governor Jay Inslee’s proposal to tax carbon emissions…

  • Mar 2nd, 2018 1:47pm

Governor vetoes controversial public records bill

Behind-the-scenes deal negotiated by the governor’s office between lawmakers and media organizations

  • Mar 2nd, 2018 4:42pm

State forecast projects additional tax revenue

State economists project that over a billion dollars in additional tax revenue…

  • Feb 28th, 2018 1:30am

State legislators rewrite statute to exempt their records from public disclosure

In votes with veto-proof wide margins, state Legislators made themselves exempt from…

  • Feb 27th, 2018 11:10am

Lawmakers go into damage control with backlash over public records bill

Legislators try to frame bill as a win for open government, opponents hope for veto

  • Feb 27th, 2018 3:06pm