The first milepost reached in the 2016 session

As chair of the Senate Trade and Economic Development Committee, I am continually asking our job creators and workers what we in Olympia can do to make it easier for them to be successful and thrive. One of the things I keep hearing, especially from those seeking permits to build, expand or develop new infrastructure in Washington, is that they face a “regulatory nightmare” that can delay projects, not for months, but for years. To address their concerns, I have introduced Senate Bill 6527, which would give employers, developers, investors and others seeking project approvals greater certainty about the processing of state…

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