Two decades after a voter-approved initiative made the practice illegal, legislators are calling for a reversal.
Transit advocates fear it will cut funding for key projects.
In the midst of the #MeToo movement, legislators seek a culture shift.
Bill would lower business and occupation tax by 40 percent over four years.
The bipartisan effort is intended to send a message to the other Washington while creating opportunities for young immigrants.
Senator Kevin Ranker says the orca population in Puget Sound is down to 83, the lowest it had ever been.
Democrat Frank Chopp has had the speaker title since 1999, and he says he’s not retiring this year.
The vast majority of the state’s tax exemptions benefit businesses.
The bill would expand an existing law that takes guns from perpetrators of domestic violence.
The bill has support from Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
More than 100 were on hand to lobby state government on issues including the welfare of indigenous women and children, and a planned liquified natural gas facility in Tacoma.
The march, which is timed to the anniversary of Roe v Wade, took place as legislators considered bills that would broaden access to abortion services.
The hearing attracted passionate testimony from both sides of the issue.
One Senate bill would prohibit internet service providers from exercising “deceptive” tactics and impairing or blocking legal web content.
Democratic lawmakers are hopeful that this is the year for the Reproductive Parity Act.
They will allow same-day voter registration and local redistricting to empower minorities.
The bill allows for limited drilling of new wells and also limits water withdrawals in new wells.
Support for the governor’s proposed tax is tepid, but it’s there.
The bill would address concerns over training and access to safety information.
Some projects aimed at homeless families and disabled veterans won’t happen.