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Hearings Wednesday on Sheldon bills that take a whack at tolling OLYMPIA – Hearings are set for Wednesday on two bills sponsored by Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, that aim to keep driving affordable for Washington’s 5.3 million motorists. The measures target Seattle’s plan to impose tolls on downtown streets and road usage charges currently under study by the state Transportation Commission,... Read More...
Sheldon bill would block Seattle tolling plan, keep driving affordable OLYMPIA – State Sen. Tim Sheldon has introduced legislation to block Seattle’s plan to impose tolls on downtown streets, calling the city’s war on the automobile an elitist threat to the entire state. Sheldon’s SB 5104, introduced Tuesday, would prohibit cities, counties and other local governments from imposing tolls, and... Read More...
Senate approves sweeping bill to expand rural broadband access OLYMPIA – With lightning-fast Internet and 5G service just around the corner, the Washington Senate approved a sweeping bill Wednesday that paves the way for expansion of high-speed broadband services in rural and underserved areas of the state. Senate Bill 5935, sponsored by Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, establishes high-speed broadband... Read More...