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Friday, February 29, 2008

Rep. Simpson Revives Environmental Bill

posted by on February 29 at 10:30 AM

Yesterday, the House Democrats in Olympia killed a smart environmental bill that would have made carbon impacts a factor in growth management decisions.

However, the the bill has been resurrected. Rep. Geoff Simpson (D-47, Covington, Kiss Song), the liberal chair of the local government committee who fought for the bill, but lost when the “Democrats” on his committee, particularly the outspoken Rep. Deb Eddy (D-48, Kirkland), voted it down—is holding a special executive session his afternoon at 4:30 to bring it back.

Good for Rep. Simpson. The gossip and buzz in Oly yesterday was that Simpson “got rolled” by his dissident committee members.

Today is the last day for bills like this one—sent over from the opposite chamber—to make it out of policy committees like Rep. Simpson’s local government committee.

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Deb Eddy is a right-wing hag and a Democrat in name only. A real Demo needs to be found to run against her the next time she's up for a primary election.

Posted by J.R. | February 29, 2008 4:52 PM

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