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State law changed to help local consolidation effort - in 1995


Many of the details on exactly how consolidation of municipalities can happen in Washington were changed to accomodate a Grand Coulee Dam area push in the mid-1990s to do just that.

An article in The Star on May 3, 1995, details some of the issues of consolidation as affected by Senate Bill 5275, which was signed into law at that time by then-Governor Mike Lowry.

The details answer some questions being asked today, as the conversation on consolidation heats up.

“One major objection to consolidation of the four local towns stemmed from the state requirement that all legislative representa...

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