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Gov. Jay Inslee calls special legislative session for April 29, will call budget writers back early

Gov. Jay Inslee told legislative leaders today that he will call them into special session on Wednesday, April 29, to complete major work that will be left undone when the regular session ends this week. Inslee will invite budget negotiators to meet in his office Monday morning to give negotiators a head start before the special session begins.

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Bill sponsored by Rep. Drew MacEwen becomes law

A bill sponsored by Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, to make it easier for homeowners to make improvements to their property for the purpose of selling it became law today. House Bill 1749 ends the requirement for homeowners working on their house to register with Labor and Industries as a contractor in order to “flip” it. Those who did not register could have faced fines for failure to comply.

Rep. Drew MacEwen at the signing of House Bill 1749
Rep. Drew MacEwen is joined by 35th District constituents and stakeholders for the signing of House Bill 1749.

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Governor signs Rep. Dan Griffey’s process server privacy bill

House Bill 1962, which prohibits county auditors from displaying or releasing Social Security numbers collected when filing the registration information of process servers, was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Gov. Jay Inslee signs Rep. Dan Griffey's HB 1962 into law. April 22, 2015.
Back row from left: Pat Tarzwell; Sandy Tarzwell; Sarah, Rep. Griffey’s daughter; Front row from left: Amber Oliver, Legislative Assistant to Rep. Griffey; Ted Trask, Mason County Legal Process Service; Governor Jay Inslee; Rep. Dan Griffey and his grandson William; Dinah Griffey, Rep. Griffey’s wife.

Rep. Dan Griffey, R-Allyn, prime-sponsored the bill after learning that some counties were providing process servers’ Social Security numbers through public information requests. The bill bars that from happening unless disclosure is required under federal law.

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Allyn Woman Found Dead in Maui

A 63-year-old woman from Allyn was found dead in the waters off the Hawaiian Island of Maui. Betty Colleen Drexler was spotted floating on the surface about 9:35 AM Tuesday. She was pulled from the water by beachgoers and CPR was started.  Emergency personnel arrived and took over resuscitation but those efforts were unsuccessful.

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Gov. Jay Inslee signs Rep. Dan Griffey’s firefighter training bill into law

A measure prime-sponsored by Rep. Dan Griffey to increase basic firefighter training to all public firefighting agencies in Washington state was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Gov. Jay Inslee signs Rep. Dan Griffey's House Bill 1382 on April 21, 2015. On Dan's left are his wife Dinah and his legislative assistant Amber.
Behind Gov. Inslee: Front row, l to r: Tamara Warnke, Washington Firefighters Association; T.J. Nedrow, President of the Washington Firefighters Association; Sen. Ann Rivers; Gov. Jay Inslee; Rep. Dan Griffey; Dinah Griffey; Amber Oliver, Legislative Assistant to Rep. Griffey Back row, l to r: Chuck Duffy, Washington State Fire Marshal; Ryan Spiller, Washington Fire Commissioners Association; Roger Ferris, Executive Secretary of the Washington Fire Commissioners Association; Jim Farrell, President of the Washington Fire Commissioners Association; Dylan Doty, Washington Fire Chiefs Association.

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Suspect Sought in Shelton Burglaries

shelton_patch2The Shelton Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect responsible for rash of burglaries in the City’s Mt. View area in the past week.  The following is a news release from the Shelton Police Department:

Over the course of the past week we have experienced several commercial burglaries in the Mt. View area.  These burglaries to various businesses have taken place in the early morning hours. 

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NM Sophomore Serves as Page

Faith Brimberry, a student from North Mason High School, traveled to Olympia and served as a page in the state House of Representatives April 13-17. She was sponsored by her 35th District Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union.

faith brimberry & MacEwen



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