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State Democrats push labor union-friendly bills while Republicans cry foul play.
After passionate floor debate, the bill moves to the House.
Former U.S. Secretary of State said “Washington has an opportunity to lead.”
The measure would also update state oil spill contingency plans.
Senate Democrat slams their efforts as “unthoughtful sledgehammers.”
Bill moves out of committee with lower tax rate than governor proposed, a “monumental step.”
Premiums have skyrocketed, prompting a response from lawmakers.
Roughly $1 billion more is needed, and school districts want their local levies.
Transit advocates fear it will cut funding for key projects.
Bill would lower business and occupation tax by 40 percent over four years.
The vast majority of the state’s tax exemptions benefit businesses.
The hearing attracted passionate testimony from both sides of the issue.
They will allow same-day voter registration and local redistricting to empower minorities.
Bills would limit opioid prescriptions, invest in treatment options.
Support for the governor’s proposed tax is tepid, but it’s there.
Some projects aimed at homeless families and disabled veterans won’t happen.
Bills on pay equity, gay conversion therapy, gun regulation, and voting rights are all on the “to do” list.