TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2019
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.
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2019
Washington State University’s plan to increase enrollment at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine caught in budget negotiations.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2019
Washington gun dealers will be required to conduct enhanced background checks when selling semi-automatic rifles starting July 1, even if they disagree with the initiative that requires them, Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson warned today.
TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2019
Convicted car thieves could be placed in community supervision after being released from prison as part of an effort to keep them from going back stealing again.
Local governments could set up homeless “camps” in an emergency without following some state environmental rules, under a Senate-approved bill.
Legislature could change the rules for Gold Star license plates.
MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2019
Trains carrying crude oil through Spokane and the rest of the state to Washington refineries would have to keep it under lower pressure under a bill supporters say will reduce the chance of catastrophic accidents.
The Washington House sends Gov. Jay Inslee a bill to change Washington’s presidential primary to March and require voters declare their party affiliation.
SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2019
Senate Republicans’ maneuver gave Gov. Jay Inslee a win just as he was announcing his run for president.
FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2019
A partial time line of the key elements in Jay Inslee’s political career.
The odds are long on whether Jay Inslee can win the White House in 2020 – if you can find them.
Jay Inslee makes it official: He’s running for president.
Inslee’s singular focus on climate change and his experience as a governor could boost his campaign, but the Democratic field is large and his strategy has downsides.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27, 2019
OLYMPIA – Washington public schools should have a policy to prevent transgender students from being bullied, a divided Senate decided Wednesday. After a debate that bounced between Democrats who called it a bill for basic school safety and Republicans who called it state government interference in local school districts’ decisions, the proposal was sent to the House on a mostly party-line vote.
Washington Senate votes to add anti-discrimination protections to residents regardless of citizenship or immigration status.
TUESDAY, FEB. 26, 2019
Members of the Electoral College in Washington would lose their position if they voted for someone who didn’t win the presidential election that year, a bill that passed the Senate says.
SUNDAY, FEB. 24, 2019
In the Legislature, sometimes it’s better to pass when given a chance to make a pun.
SATURDAY, FEB. 23, 2019
Washington moved a step closer to banning eyeball tattoos Friday as a key committee sent the proposal to the full House.
Senate bill to remove personal exemptions for all childhood vaccinations receives committee approval.
FRIDAY, FEB. 22, 2019
A new carbon tax proposal would raise the price of gasoline 15 cents per gallon at the pump as part of a $17 billion package on transportation and environmental projects.
THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 2019
Proposal to allow college athletes to seek outside compensation moves forward with a change to keep Washington schools from being “guinea pigs” for a fight with the NCAA.