Policy and Legislative Updates

State Legislatures


Regional Bill Reports (WA, OR, ID and MT)



February 28, 2017

Both Washington and Oregon legislatures are in session now. Both states are grappling with big funding issues that dominate the political landscape.

NEEC’s two priority bills had hearings in the Washington House of Representatives last week. Representative Doglio was the prime...

January 31, 2017

Two weeks and counting and the current Washington Legislature is in the thick of committee hearings. While solving the K-12 education funding problem is front and center (and likely will be throughout the session), the usual slate of energy legislation has been introduced. NEEC is closely...

December 28, 2016

The Northwest Power and Conservation Council has squarely placed one of their big toes in the water regarding the region’s historical analytical approach to assessing conservation potential. The Council accepted responses until the middle of December from firms interested in helping them...