MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019
Washington Democrats called for state Rep. Matt Shea to be expelled from the GOP caucus on Monday after a news report revealed he took part in a private group chat that discussed attacking and spying on left-wing activists.
SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2019
The bill to limit exemptions for the measles vaccination was thought to be dead Wednesday night, but came back to life.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2019
The Legislature saw a wide variety of bills addressing marijuana and the state’s growing industry this year.
THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019
An effort to save the personal exemption parents can use to keep their children from receiving the measles vaccine failed Wednesday night.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019
House gives final approval to program that could send career car thieves down a better road after they get out of prison.
TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2019
Washington moved a bit closer to going to year-round daylight saving time as the Senate voted overwhelmingly to ask the federal government for the ability to make the switch.
Senate gives final passage to a ban on performing tattoos on eyeballs.
Washington residents struggling with consumer debt could get some help, including lower interest rates and restrictions on collection agencies, from a series of bills the Senate passed Monday.
SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2019
Legislature facing pressure over school funding as it moves toward a deal on the 2019-21 general operating budget.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2019
In nationally televised pitch to win support for his 2020 presidential run, Gov. Jay Inslee tells town hall audience Washington is a good “template” for the rest of the country
TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2019
Human composting moved a big step closer Tuesday to becoming an alternative to burial or cremation in Washington.
MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee defends having state patrol security for his presidential campaign trips because “it’s the law.”
SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2019
When a “hero” bill becomes a “villain” bill.
FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2019
Longtime initiative sponsor Tim Eyman lost an attempt to keep the state from banning him from the financial aspects of future campaigns if they prove he violated campaign finance law.
THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2019
The Senate passes a $52.2 billion operating budget, the last and smallest of the three spending plans needed to begin negotiations on a final budget.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2019
House capital construction budget has nearly $112 million for projects in Spokane.
A state House committee passes a bill requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns in order to be on Washington ballots next year.
Senate could vote for more staff and nonlethal efforts to control wolves.
TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2019
CNN town hall broadcast will feature Gov. Jay Inslee next Wednesday.
MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2019
Senate panel approves ending personal exemptions for parents who don’t want their children to have measles vaccination.
As the Legislature considers naming a state clam, let’s review Washington’s endemic animal, fossil, oyster, folks song, water fall and other official symbols.
SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2019
Bills introduced late in the session are sometimes “hero” bills. And that’s not really a compliment.
FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2019
House passes $52.8 billion budget, Senate Democrats release their own budget and tax plans for 2019-21.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2019
The Washington state Senate passes a bill to put the consumer protections of the Affordable Care Act into state law.
The Senate sends Gov. Jay Inslee a bill to raise the age for purchasing tobacco and vaping products to 21.