Local Politics

State Lawmakers Soaking Up Thousands In Per Diem Pay

The Washington State Legislature is more than halfway though a special session in Olympia. That session itself is costing taxpayers around half a million dollars, and you might surprised where some of that money is going.

State error posts social security numbers online

Identity theft has become an epidemic in this country, as people do whatever they can to protect sensitive information like social security numbers from falling into the wrong hands. But, a clerical error by the state of Washingon left thousands of people exposed, with their social security numbers posted in an online database.

Otter praises Idaho lawmakers on 2010 session

Gov. Butch Otter is heaping high praise on the hard work and tough fiscal choices made by lawmakers to balance the state's budget and protect taxpayers from having to shell out more money to make ends meet.