Policy and Legislative Updates

State Legislatures


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



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...

January 31, 2017

Two weeks and counting and the current Washington Legislature is in the thick of committee hearings. While solving the K-12 education funding problem is front and center (and likely will be throughout the session), the usual slate of energy legislation has been introduced. NEEC is closely...