Spin Control

THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2015

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015


TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015

OLYMPIA -- With legislative leaders look on and 20 minutes left in the fiscal year, Gov. Jay Inslee prepares to sign the 2015-17 budget that staff is putting before him.

Inslee signs budgets

OLYMPIA – With some 20 minutes to spare before a partial shutdown, Gov. Jay Inslee signed budgets Tuesday night to keep state government operating for the next two years.

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MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015






SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2015


Budget deal? Apparently yes. Details? Not hardly.

OLYMPIA -- Gov. Jay Inslee and legislative leaders say they have reached a deal on a two-year budget and staved off a partial government shutdown that would have started Wednesday. But they released few details of that deal that had eluded them for 163 legislative days. The public will have to wait at least a day, they said.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015

House passes pot tax changes

OLYMPIA -- Medical marijuana users would pay many of the same taxes as recreational pot users under a bill approved Friday by the House. On a 59-38 vote, the House passed revisions to Washington's rapidly changing marijuana laws even though some representatives said the tax rates were too high.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015





Senate panel to look at new budget plans

OLYMPIA -- The Senate Ways and Means Committee will hold hearings on some of the latest iterations of a budget plan this afternoon, including one that would stave off a shutdown for a month. It would extend the current budget through July, with only a few additions like the money to pay for debt service and $14 million for drought.

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