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Washington State House passes bill limiting contributions in port campaigns

From The Columbian:

A bill that would limit campaign contributions in port commission elections is moving to the state Senate after passing the House with near-unanimous approval.

“It’s about fairness, transparency and accountability,” Rep. Sharon Wylie, D-Vancouver, the sponsor of House Bill 2647, said in a news release. “This legislation makes sure that our port […]


Vancouver lawmakers question use of labor on grain silo project

Three Washington state lawmakers are raising concerns about the use of labor on a major construction project at the Port of Vancouver, alleging the company involved employed foreign rather than local workers.

… White said Thursday that whether any workers at the site were brought on using the H1B1 visa program in particular doesn’t […]