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It was going to happen eventually. A top-shelf member of Republican President Donald Trump’s administration is coming to Washington to share her convictions, champion her… Continue reading
State lawmakers and Gov. Jay Inslee will get a raise this fall unless enough people object in the next month. On May 17, a citizen… Continue reading
After years of futility in targeting the wealthy, House Democrats may have divined an approach to achieve some of the political and financial dividends they’ve… Continue reading
Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled a $46.7 billion budget proposal Wednesday that fully funds public schools, provides state employees a raise, freezes college tuition and transforms… Continue reading
Will the Roadkill Caucus be reborn in 2017? This is not idle conversation as the approaching legislative session could be epic in its length and… Continue reading
State lawmakers began the 2016 legislative session on Monday with a bit of ceremony featuring comments by Republican and Democratic leaders. Then members of the House and Senate dove into some controversial subjects.
Backers of a carbon tax measure have spent months gathering signatures needed to earn a spot on the 2016 ballot. Now they may not turn them in because the content of a competing initiative polls better.
Of late, Republicans are doing a better job finding people to run who fit the political philosophy and temperament of their district.
‘I-1366 is Eyman’s boldest attempt yet to limit tax increases.'
"Conversations are already occurring on how to keep these schools open."
After being held in contempt for not fully funding basic education, lawmakers understand a lot more money will be spent on education this session.
Litzow introduces two new bills — $40 million ‘No Child Left Behind’ money at stake.
The Washington State Supreme Court finds fault but agrees to wait
State predicts more revenue, but it might not be enough for schools.
Imagine the domed state Capitol as a classroom, with 147 state lawmakers as students, and you may get a better picture of the challenge facing Washington’s Supreme Court this summer.
As unanswered questions pile up, some of those chronicling the disaster are losing patience. So are some of those entrusted with trying to sort things out.
Here is a short list of lesser new laws passed in Olympia.
State Attorney General agrees, but has said he would uphold the sentence in the past
Sites would join the state’s Department of Transportation and a growing crowd of public entities across the country monetizing their websites through ads.
A preview of coming attractions and distractions for lawmakers next year can be found in the pile of legislation awaiting them when they return to Olympia in January.