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Democrat Frank Chopp has had the speaker title since 1999, and he says he’s not retiring this year.
It was the centerpiece of the governor’s crusade against climate change. Now it’s gone.
If legislators don’t act on the governor’s legislation, a plan could land on the November ballot.
In his State-of-the-State address, the governor made the case for an ambitious carbon tax.
Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib calls for prohibiting overcoats, large bags
A tax overhaul plan drawn up by Republicans in Congress will be a good deal for many households though not everyone, or nearly everyone, as… Continue reading
Democrats went to bed Tuesday night confidently declaring their party will control the levers of legislating in state government by the end of the month.… Continue reading
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
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: