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OLYMPIA — In the state’s battle to eliminate the illegal sale of marijuana, one lawmaker’s proposal to reduce the tax of legal recreational marijuana may have to wait.
Community Events, February 2016
Rep. Christopher Hurst, D-Enumclaw, and proponents of the bill say a reduced tax would be one of the most important ways of eliminating the black-market sales of marijuana, which Hurst said still makes up 65 to 75 percent of sales in the state.
A new vote tally for the Feb. 9 Special Election shows Bainbridge Island’s Proposition 1 for new school facilities is still moving forward to approval. More votes against Prop. 1 than for it have come in since Election Night, however, so the margin of victory for the $81.2 million bond proposal has narrowed slightly.
Bainbridge school supporters have Winslow, Crystal Springs and Fort Ward to thank for Prop. 1 success
Voters in downtown Winslow and the south end precincts of Crystal Springs and Fort Ward proved decisive in the apparent passage of the Bainbridge Island School District’s $81.2 million bond measure, according to an analysis of unofficial precinct returns from Tuesday’s Special Election by the Bainbridge Review.
The city of Bainbridge Island announced its five finalists for the job of planning director Wednesday, and all five have experience working in Washington state.