Local Government HEADLINES
The Pierce County Council on Tuesday adopted a $271 million budget for core government services next year. But it was a potential sliver of that total that ignited an outcry leading to its removal.
Months after threats of bus service being slashed and drivers laid off, Pierce Transit now says it plans to expand hours next year and that it can sustain that higher level of public transportation through 2019.
Mechelle Winder imagined herself living out the dream she shared with her husband when she bought a home in DuPont after he was killed in Iraq six years ago. That was what they planned to do together at the end of his tour with Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 1st Special Forces Group.
The Pierce County Council on Tuesday finalized the 2014 budget that will cut the jail’s spending, give employees their first cost-of-living adjustment in three years and raise a number of fees.
A new alignment in the Washington state Senate calls for some new math. The controlling coalition that runs the Senate will welcome Republican Jan Angel as the group's 26th member.
The Pierce County Council adopted an ordinance Tuesday night that prohibits licensed marijuana businesses from operating in the county until the U.S. Congress removes marijuana from the list of federally controlled substances.
The Pierce County Council is expected to decide Tuesday whether to ban recreational marijuana businesses, choose a less restrictive course or put off a decision for another five months.
The Pierce County Council voted Tuesday to oppose Tacoma’s effort to further tax utility earnings to fix the city’s residential streets.
They dont expect the Hilton, said the inmates crammed into a cell at the states womens prison at Purdy, but a little elbow room would be nice.
In recent weeks, in libraries and schools all over Tacoma, City Manager T.C. Broadnax has presented the case for Proposition 1 and its bid to fix city streets.
Midtown Station in Sumner is hosting a Candidates & Community open house so voters can get to know candidates running for mayor and City Council ahead of the Nov. 5 general election.
A third government is poised to oppose Tacomas tax proposition to fix its ailing roads.
On Nov. 5, Roy residents will vote on a proposed one-tenth percent sales tax increase to help fund criminal justice and public safety.
A second city council has voiced opposition to Tacomas Proposition 1, a measure that would raise taxes on utility earnings to pay for street repairs in Tacoma.
The Pierce County Council has approved an ordinance placing limits on the use of aerial surveillance drones.
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