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CH& Concludes That PACE Can Be Adopted in Washington Without Violating the State Constitution

CH& has determined that Property-Assessed Clean Energy (“PACE”) legislation can be adopted in Washington without violating the Washington Constitution’s prohibitions against gifts of public funds and lending of public credit.

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Tacoma Click! Network Lawsuit Threatens to Restrict Authority of Publicly-Owned Utilities to Meet Community Needs

Washington Courts Get a Second Chance to Clarify Jumbled Doctrines Related to Municipal Utility Authority

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Washington State Auditor’s Report Documents High Costs of Public Records Act and Underscores Need for Reform

Although adopted for the noble purposes of ensuring transparency and openness in government, the Washington Public Records Act (“PRA”) is now in need of serious reform