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The state’s new law that targets distracted drivers sure is irritating folks. What’s riled them is not so much the outright ban on use of… 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
Maybe it’s the constitutional scrap incited by the McCleary school funding decision. Maybe it’s the constitutional commotion ignited by President Donald Trump’s travel ban executive… Continue reading
Eliminating the express toll lanes on I-405 was a popular pledge of candidates on the campaign trail in Snohomish County. Well, it’s not going to… Continue reading
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled a $46.7 billion budget proposal Wednesday that fully funds public schools, provides state employees a raise, freezes college tuition… Continue reading
Why are so many people running to become Washington’s next lieutenant governor?
Lawmakers, teachers and the state public schools chief are gearing up for another battle over whether student test scores should be used to evaluate teachers and principals.
With the start of another year comes the promise of another session of the state Legislature and the prospect — no, make that a guarantee — of more laws. A lot more laws.
Some of those opposed to I-594, the initiative that imposed restrictions on guns, will be in Olympia on Saturday to protest the law. But not all gun advocates agree with their approach.
The votes are counted, but contributions continue flowing to participants in this year’s election.
Democrats are trying to sort out what went wrong in the election and why the presence of Initiative 594 on the ballot didn’t motivate more of their voters to turn out.
A smart group of ordinary folks, entrusted to advise state lawmakers on the merit of tax breaks, has a suggestion regarding the jumbo incentives enjoyed by The Boeing Co. and the rest of the aerospace industry:
There’s a growing rebellion against the state’s newest industry. Elected leaders of at least 41 cities and three counties have enacted prohibitions against wholesale and retail cannabis operations.
The financial stakes of the state’s new marijuana industry are no longer theoretical. Washington’s chief economist predicts the legal recreational market will generate $636 million for the state through the middle of 2019.
Republican Pedro Celis needs a spark for his congressional campaign and hopes it will come from two men who helped a Tea Party-backed candidate unseat U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
Freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene spent a couple of her millions to get into Congress. Now, plenty of others are spending their dough to keep her there for another term.
Rarely can the lack of action trigger so much reaction as it did last week when Tim Eyman didn’t do something he so often does — turn in signatures for an initiative.
Finesse is a word rarely used to describe Gov. Jay Inslee’s approach to fashioning policy. Yet in the matter of setting water quality standards based on how much fish residents consume, Inslee has displayed a greater degree of forbearance than on any issue he’s publicly confronted.