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Water and sewer districts have statutory authority to establish, acquire, construct, and operate street lighting systems. To establish a street lighting system, the board of commissioners must hold a public hearing and adopt a resolution that fixes the boundaries of the system... continue reading »
Effective January 1, 2019, Washington will become the fifth state to offer paid "family and medical leave" benefits to employees, pursuant to a new state insurance program. This insurance program, codified in Chapter 50A.04 RCW, will provide partial income replacement for eligible workers who are on leave for a covered family and medical reason... continue reading »
Starting on June 7, 2018, water and sewer districts will have to pay an additional $65 to record liens for delinquent utility payments. This will also apply to the recording of lien satisfactions... continue reading »
In the flurry of winning an election, taking the oath of office may seem like a back burner issue. But ensuring that the oath is administered correctly is essential for starting a term of office on the right foot. Recall that one misplaced word led to President Obama taking his first oath twice out of an abundance of caution... continue reading »
In November 2016, Washington voters approved Initiative 1433, which in significant part established a new mandate that all Washington employers, regardless of their size, provide their employees paid sick leave as of January 1, 2018... continue reading »