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Attorney General Ferguson: Raise smoking age to 21

Attorney General Ferguson: Raise smoking age to 21

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson proposes raising the state smoking age to 21. Ferguson says Washington would be the first state to raise the legal age for purchasing and possessing tobacco and vapor products to 21, though some cities and counties have tried it. According to the Attorney General’s office, Alabama, Alaska, New Jersey and Utah already prohibit the sale [...]

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Attorney General Ferguson: Raise smoking age to 21

Attorney General Ferguson: Raise smoking age to 21

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson proposes raising the state smoking age to 21. Ferguson says Washington would be the first state to raise the legal age for purchasing and possessing tobacco and vapor products to 21, though some cities and counties have tried it. According to the Attorney General’s office, Alabama, Alaska, New Jersey and Utah already prohibit the sale [...]

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Inslee proposes carbon pollution charge

Inslee proposes carbon pollution charge

At his State of the State address, Gov. Jay Inslee pushed lawmakers to enact a new charge on industries that release carbon pollution.  Inslee would use the funds raised from the carbon charge to pay for education and transportation.  Republicans responded that such a charge would hurt businesses and that before pumping in more money into transportation, voters need to see [...]

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Olympia forecast?  High chance of gridlock

Olympia forecast? High chance of gridlock

After watching the first week of the 2015 legislative session, Crosscut columnist Knute Berger and Republican consultant Chris Vance predict high chance of gridlock. The governor’s State of the State speech is dominated by his proposal to create a carbon pollution charge. Gov. Jay Inslee does not mention the State Supreme Court ruling holding the legislature in contempt of court over [...]

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