Stories tagged: 2012 Washington Legislature
Fri., Jan. 13, 2012
Billig bill preregisters youth vote
OLYMPIA – One of the most popular ways to register to vote is to sign up when applying for a driver’s license. Unless you’re 16 or 17, the time when …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2012
New teacher evaluations, charter schools proposed
OLYMPIA – A bipartisan group of legislators, backed by business and education reform groups, announced a push Thursday for charter schools and new teacher evaluations. The Washington Education Association immediately …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2012, 3:24 p.m.
Wash. Democrats ask court to uphold Obama’s health plan
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A group of Democratic lawmakers in Washington state asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to uphold President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. About 30 members …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2012
Plastic bags bill discussed at statehouse
OLYMPIA – Banning plastic shopping bags throughout the state would keep them from showing up along roadsides, in landfills and in the bellies of whales in the Puget Sound, the …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2012
Gregoire proposes oil fee
OLYMPIA – Washington’s roads, bridges and ferries need billions of dollars in maintenance that the state doesn’t have, Gov. Chris Gregoire said. To help fix that, she wants the Legislature …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2012, 1:18 p.m.
Gregoire: Pass new oil fee to fix roads
OLYMPIA — Washington should levy a new fee on oil to pay for maintenance on roads, bridges and ferries, Gov. Chris Gregoire says.
Tue., Jan. 10, 2012
WA House Speaker goals: create jobs, fund education
OLYMPIA – Washington legislators started their 60-day session with the usual pomp and circumstance, and a quick preview of the debates likely to dominate the remaining 59 days. As soon …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2012, 9:31 a.m.
WA Legislature likely to be heavy on budget debates
OLYMPIA—Washington’s Legislature today kicks off a session likely to be dominated by debates over the budget.
Sun., Jan. 8, 2012
Session opens with Capitol full of hopes
OLYMPIA – There is nothing so hopeful, it seems, as a state Capitol on the eve of a legislative session. Even in a year like 2012, when the state faces …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2012
Gregoire backs gay marriage
OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire’s emotional call for Washington state to legalize same-sex marriages brought cheers from supporters who filled her conference room Wednesday. But opponents were already coalescing for …