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2024 session brings mixed results for housing costs in Washington

While Washington’s housing crisis continues to linger, this session brought mixed results for housing costs in Washington. Residential home builders,…

Court denies request to delay building code implementation date

A Thurston County Superior Court judge denied a motion to stay, or suspend implementation of the state’s costly new building…

House passes HB 1589, clearing path for electrification, energy rate hikes

Despite constitutional questions and widespread objections, the House of Representatives approved HB 1589 at 2 a.m. this morning. The bill…

Hearing on motion to suspend costly new energy code scheduled for March 8

A Thurston County Superior Court Judge rescheduled the hearing on the Building Industry Association of Washington’s motion to stay, or…

Two BIAW priority bills advance: SBCC reforms and WUI fixes

Two BIAW priority bills have cleared major hurdles in the Legislature. One, a measure to improve the State Building Code…

Senate passes electrification bill that would dramatically increase costs for ratepayers

After rejecting a series of amendments designed to protect ratepayers, businesses and others, the Washington State Senate voted Friday to…