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By Jana Mathia
Gazette Reporter 

Legislature's session leaves little help for counties


May 2, 2019

Zak Kennedy, lobbyist for counties at the state legislature, did not have many good things to report to Whitman County Commissioners Monday morning about the fate of county interesst in the legislative session which closed at midnight Sunday.

“Almost the worst case scenario all the way across,” he reported to commissioners via phone at the end of a workshop session.

Kennedy is one of the lobbyists who call commissioners to report on what is happening at the state level and how it will affect the counties. He noted with $4 billion in extra taxes and a lot of last minute bills going thr...

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