Legislation introduced from 24th District Representative Mike Chapman is intended to assist rural communities.
In a release from the Washington House Democrats, they highlight five pieces of legislation introduced during the first week of the 2019 session, including bills to boost the economies of small towns and rural Washington.
The bills introduced would encourage and incentivize manufacturers and others to move their business into rural areas of the state. In addition, Chapman also introduced a bill that would assist rural counties with the costs of public defenders, an ongoing concern of the Grays Harbor County Commissioners.
Here are a few details about the three bills aimed at boosting jobs in rural Washington:
Chapman also introduced measures to help rural counties handle the costs of public defenders (House Bill 1086) and aid first informer broadcasters (House Bill 1147).