Washington’s “Hirst / Capital Budget” News Releases
The following news articles, editorials, and commentaries are here to provide, you, our website visitor, with salient information and perspective when assessing Washington state’s “Hirst / Capital Budget” dilemma.
- 2/2/2018 Streamflow Restoration, Domestic Permit-Exempt Withdrawals – New Regulations
2018 Legislation: ESSB 6091. State map depicting areas impacted by new regulations regarding watershed plans, watershed restoration and enhancement (WRE) plans, and no new regulations
- 7/24/17 30-second audio message from Washington State Farm Bureau
Today’s Farmer cares about the Environment
- 4/27/17 Seattle Times editorial
Water Rights Ruling Leaves Rural Washington High and Dry
- 7/23/17 Everett HeraldNet commentary
Lawmakers Can’t Delay to Fix Water Right Case
- 7/13/17 Kitsap Daily News article
Water Right Issue is at Crux of Legislature Stalemate in Olympia
- 7/22/17 Southwest Washington’s The Daily News article
Capitol Budget, Hirst Decision Tangle Frustrates Local Legislators
- 6/22/17 Washington State Wire article by Democratic Senator, Tim Sheldon…
Hirst Could be the Tipping Point for State’s Endangered Rural Democrats
- 7/13/17 Washington Policy Center article
Washington Families Continue to Wait for a Hirst Fix and for Elected Officials to Care About their Homes
- 7/21/17 Business Examiner Media news article
AWB Quick to Criticize Legislature After Budget Talks Crumble
- WSGWA 2017 Legislative Position Paper and Fact Sheet
WSGWA Must Remain Visible to our Legislators Across Washington State
This year, our legislative presence will be vital. Our industry faces “special interest group” and “greater government” push/pull processes that necessitate our continual awareness, mindfulness, and diligence.
It’s a fact, to protect our industry today and tomorrow, all of us need to be visible constituents within Washington’s all-important annual legislative process.
Working with legislators
to protect citizen ground water rights.
Your Ongoing Participation is VITAL
Remember our association’s huge legislative accomplishment during 2006. It’s essential that our Legislators don’t just witness our presence when we’re making a specific request or attempting to pass legislation on our behalf. Being involved in Washington’s legislative process is vital toward enhancing your odds toward the long-term prosperity of your business.
Our District Legislators understand the validity of our work and its economic importance to Washington State’s vibrant rural living environment when we visit with them to express our mutual industry concerns and share salient information.
This is your special day to carry out this vital industry task.
Washington State Legislature, www.leg.wa.gov
Find your Legislators, search for a bill, committee calendar, information, and more.
TVW – Public Affairs Network, www.tvw.org
Unedited coverage of state government deliberations
- Pump Installers License: ATTENTION: Update June 16th, 2006
- Pump Installers License: Is Now Being Constructed Into Law
- Current Well Drilling Fees FAQ
- Current Well Construction and Licensing Update
- Current Instream Flows Update
As a ground water industry professional, you are a valuable asset to your state legislator in helping to protect citizen ground water rights. If you are not yet a member, join now. Members, contact us for more information.