Archive for 12 February 2009

E-mail text to my state representatives about HB 1497, Secton 901 (12)

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Rep. Sells and Rep. McCoy: HB1497, Section 901 (12) eliminates the authority for entire motorcycle safety education program in the Department of Licensing. This program is entirely paid for with user fees. It does not take money away from schools, healthcare, highways, the environment, or prisons. Eliminating this program will not provide more money for [...]

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E-mail text to my state represenatives about HB2087, Section 34

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Rep. McCoy and Rep. Sells: HB2087, Section 34, eliminates the Motorcycle Safety Education Advisory Board while keeping safety program in place. This does not make sense. It is the board that advises on best how to implement the safety program. Money for this program, including the board, comes directly from the fees I pay to [...]

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E-mail text to my state senator about SB5588, Sect. 109

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Here is the text of my message to my state senator regarding suspending the motorcycle safety education advisory board in an attempt to balance the budget. Since we are on my blog, and not submitting an e-mail using a web form, I’ve uploaded a picture of my bike while in the shop after the accident [...]

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Penny-wise and Pound-foolish

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I understand that Governor Gregoire and the legislature needs to let us, the people of Washington, see what will happen unless state government finds more money from somewhere. In this case a revenue-neutral program that saves lives is at risk. Fees for this board comes from my license endorsement fees. (I pay $25 for 5 [...]

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