FRIDAY, JAN. 18, 2019
Former Gov. Jerry Brown joins Gov. Jay Inslee in lobbying legislators for new laws to fight climate change.
THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee proposes state effort to close broadband “gaps”.
Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed tax increases generated the expected support and opposition Wednesday as the Senate began hearings on new revenue for the state’s upcoming budgets.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16, 2019
Proposal to increase new restrictions on marijuana businesses could be expensive and hard to enforce.
TUESDAY, JAN. 15, 2019
Republicans say Gov. Jay Inslee’s State of the State speech was long on new programs without saying how to pay for them.
Washington should fight climate change as well as improve schools and the mental health system, Gov. Jay Inslee tells Legislature.
New Legislature starts session with most diverse membership.
SUNDAY, JAN. 13, 2019
It may be easier than ever to keep tabs on what lawmakers are doing over in Olympia.
Spokane and the rest of Eastern Washington finds itself in an enviably strong position as legislators return to the capital Monday for the 2019 session.
Washington legislators return to Olympia on Monday expecting more money to flow into state coffers than ever before, but with demands to spend even more.
TUESDAY, JAN. 8, 2019
Congress and the president should reopen the government by striking a new deal on border security and DACA, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said. But the Senate should vote again on the deal it approved just last month to end a reckless shutdown, Sen. Patty Murray said.
MONDAY, JAN. 7, 2019
Legislator proposes letting college athletes in Washington to receive payments for “services provided” despite NCAA rules.
SUNDAY, JAN. 6, 2019
With 2019 stretching before us, Spin Control makes some predictions.
SATURDAY, JAN. 5, 2019
The Colville Confederated Tribes face significant losses in their timber programs from a continued federal government shutdown, along with losses in social and health services, the tribal chairman said this week.
FRIDAY, JAN. 4, 2019
Washington residents with a single misdemeanor marijuana possession conviction can request a pardon online.
As a new Congress opens with Democrats controlling the House, Washington trades clout in leadership for some better positions on committees.
THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 2019
Washington voters likely will have the chance to eliminate fees that many cities, including Spokane, use to pay for paving and transit projects. With members of a ready-made opposition campaign present, Tim Eyman, along with Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan and his father Jack Fagan, presented the final boxes of signatures for Initiative 976 to the Washington Secretary of State’s Office last week.
THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2018
About half the young voters in Spokane County who registered in 2018 didn’t vote in the general election.
MONDAY, DEC. 24, 2018
NORAD tracks Santa. You can watch on the Spin Control blog.
SUNDAY, DEC. 23, 2018
New DreamAhead college savings program offers new option for families saving for college.
Here are the answers to Spin Control’s annual 12 Trivias of Christmas quiz.
To celebrate rather than castigate, Spin Control offers its annual 12 Trivias of Christmas, a tradition call for a seasonal halt to political wrangling.
SATURDAY, DEC. 22, 2018
Attorney for Rep. Matt Shea rebuts PDC complaints over his surplus campaign fund.
THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2018
The House of Representatives gives unanimous approval to honoring Spokane native Steve Gleason with Congressional Gold Medal.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2018
State Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Cle Elum, formally resigns his seat.