April 15, 2021
Mixed water supply conditions expected to affect hydropower outlook in Pacific Northwest
Source: US Energy Information Administration, April 8, 2021 On April 1, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Northwest River Forecast Center (NWRFC) released its latest water supply forecast for the 2021 water year, which runs through September. The forecast shows near-average water supply in the northern half of the Columbia River Basin and below-average supply in the […]

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April 12, 2021
Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- April 12, 2021
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, April 12, 2021 Announcements Public hearing for Phase 3 rules 1 p.m. PST, Wednesday, April 28 Commerce will be holding a public hearing on a proposed rule to define two terms used in CETA: energy assistance need and low-income. The hearing is at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28. The proposed rule defines […]

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April 12, 2021
2021 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 13
Week Thirteen Week 13 is now complete and the 2021 Legislative Session is winding down. Sunday, April 11th, is the final day for bills, other than those deemed necessary to implement the budget, to pass the opposite chamber from where they were introduced in order to keep advancing this session. After today there are no […]

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April 5, 2021
How many jobs could Governor Inslee’s Climate Commitment Act (CCA) create?
Source: The Washington Business Alliance, March 25, 2021 According to a recent report, the CCA (SB 5126) would not only protect jobs but also generate up to 195,000 full-time-equivalent job-years and generate up to $13 billion in employee compensation through 2030. Job creation is expected in areas that emphasize local labor, leading to $17 billion […]

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April 5, 2021
2021 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 12
Week Twelve Monday, April 5th marks the 85th day of the 105-day legislative session. Friday, April 2nd was the opposite house fiscal cutoff where all bills that are still in play needed to be voted out of their opposite house fiscal committee to stay alive. This week was full of long fiscal committee hearings and […]

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March 31, 2021
Biden Administration Unveils The American Jobs Plan
Today the Biden administration unveiled the American Jobs Plan. The American Jobs Plan is an investment in America that will create millions of good jobs, rebuild our country’s infrastructure, and position the United States to out-compete China. As reported by Axios, some of the initial spending will include: $621 billion for standard physical infrastructure such as […]

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March 29, 2021
2021 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 11
Week Eleven Friday March 26th was the opposite house policy committee cut off, where all bills that passed the House needed to be out of their Senate policy committee and all bills that passed the Senate needed to be out of their House policy committee in order to stay alive. The next cut off is […]

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March 22, 2021
2021 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 10
Week Ten As week 10 comes to a close, we now have less than 40 days remaining in this legislative session. This week was full of committee hearings which will continue through next week until the policy committee cutoff for the opposite house on Friday, March 26th. After that the next big date will be […]

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March 15, 2021
2021 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 9
Week Nine This week the legislature cleared its first major hurdle, the House of Origin cutoff, with Tuesday the deadline for bills to move out of the chamber in which they were introduced. One indicator of the difference between this virtual session and the norm is the reduction in the number of bills introduced and […]

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