Policy and Legislative Updates

State Legislatures


Regional Bill Reports (WA, OR, ID and MT)



June 28, 2017

Just when you think all is quiet on the energy front in Salem, small tempests can brew in the Capital teapot. Such as it was a few weeks ago, when a large transportation investment bill emerged at the Oregon Legislature. It was a large bill and patient readers who made it to page 258 were...

April 03, 2017

The Washington Legislature is over half way through its session and dueling budget proposals (and the taxes that fund them) are emerging from House and Senate. The center circle under the circus tent remains funding for public education. Expect a continued long slog on that issue – and...

February 28, 2017

Both Washington and Oregon legislatures are in session now. Both states are grappling with big funding issues that dominate the political landscape.

NEEC’s two priority bills had hearings in the Washington House of Representatives last week. Representative Doglio was the prime...