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Washington’s Local Infrastructure Financing Tool (LIFT) program has provided millions of dollars for economic development projects across the state since it was enacted by the Legislature in 2006. The program, however, has been...

March 22, 2018

Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima, updates KIHR on the passage of his bill extending the availability of unspent state funds for unfinished local infrastructure projects. Johnson also discusses the possibility of carbon...

March 6, 2018

Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima, rails against proposed capital gains and carbon taxes, saying the carbon proposal would be harmful to the economy and ineffective at reducing carbon, and discusses the funding...

Feb. 20, 2018

Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima, updates KIHR on the status of the Long-Term Care Trust Act, his bill helping local governments hold onto state funds for infrastructure projects and another bill granting...

Feb. 6, 2018

Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima, tells Lance Tormey and Dave Ettl of KIT about his bill proposing the creation of a fund for individual long-term care needs, another bill allowing local governments...

Feb. 6, 2018

Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima, discusses a number of his bills, including a bill subsidizing low-volume rural hospitals with high percentages of Medicare and Medicaid patients and another bill allowing local governments...

Feb. 1, 2018

Rep. Norm Johnson. R-Yakima, goes over state finances by touching on the economic forecast and its effect on the budget. Rep. Johnson, discusses multiple facets of each proposed budget. The Yakima...

March 27, 2017