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.
TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2019
A Washington state Senate committee is considering changing state harassment law to address hate crimes.
Senate committee reconsiders ban on untraceable “ghost guns” made from 3D printers.
MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2019
House Democrats’ budget calls more spending on schools, mental health and college scholarships, plus new taxes to help pay for it.
SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2019
State law calls for Washington to reduce carbon pollution in the coming decades. It sets standards for how much, and how soon. It doesn’t say how.
FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2019
The state of Washington expects to collect $50 billion in taxes and fees for its general operations in the next two years. The Legislature will debate how to spend it – and whether it’s enough.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2019
State revenues are projected to grow, but Democrats and Republicans see that news differently.
TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2019
The Washington Supreme Court hears arguments on greenhouse gas emissions rules adopted by the state Department of Ecology.
A $14 million project at Fairchild Air Force Base is on the Pentagon list of possible sources of money to divert to emergency funding for the border wall.
MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2019
Spokane officials make another pitch for a state program to provide for tighter supervision of auto thieves after they leave prison.
Senate gives final approval to bill setting aside April 10 and Dolores Huerta Day.
SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee says he has no plans to resign his seat while running for president.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee signs presidential primary law.
Tribal members in Washington will have an easier time registering to vote and casting ballots under a law signed Thursday.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019
Washington owners of bump stocks can turn them in to the Washington State Patrol for $150 on four days in March.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019
Proposals to study universal health care and a new psychiatric hospital for the University of Washington in Seattle clear major hurdles in the Legislature.
TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2019
Senate votes to ask Congress, voters to keep Washington on daylight saving time all year.
Senate rejects effort to reduce the supermajority needed to pass school construction bond issues.
Senate passes restrictions on guns in day care centers.
MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2019
Senate votes to give state Need Grant program more money, change its name and its requirements.
SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2019
Legislative Democrats change Washington presidential primary so the results can be used to pick the nominee. Will state party use it?
SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2019
Not happy about losing an hour’s sleep to daylight saving time? Legislature is trying to do away with the semi-annual clock change.
House passes proposal to set up affordable health insurance plans for individuals within 500 percent of the poverty level.