Stories tagged: 2018 Washington Legislature
Tue., Jan. 23, 2018
Democratic control of the Senate means 2018 could be the year that Washington abolishes the death penalty, Attorney General Bob Ferguson says.
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 7:02 p.m.
Law prohibiting an evacuation plan for possible nuclear attack under review, despite critics’ claim winning such a war is an illusion.
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018
Less than a day after legislative negotiators pushed them through the House and Senate on bipartisan votes, Gov. Jay Inslee signed key bills on state construction projects and a revision …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 4:16 p.m.
Legislators and their offices are subject to the law that requires them to release public documents, judge rules.
Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Aquaculture companies that raise Atlantic salmon in the Puget Sound made an impassioned plea Thursday to keep their net pens and the jobs they support but critics say it’s time …
Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Internet providers push back Thursday against legislation that would require them to keep offering open Internet service.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
Lawmakers have reached a tentative agreement on a $4.2 billion capital construction budget and a major rewrite of state water law.
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 9:37 p.m.
WSU medical school would join others in the state process for setting up residency programs.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 9:08 p.m.
Tyler Hilinski’s suicide underscores the need for mental health programs on college campuses, House committee says.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 9:52 p.m.
House passes Gender Pay Equity Act that would give more pay protection for workers.
Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 9:49 p.m.
Senate considers requiring coverage of abortions for plans that offer maternity care.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 6:54 a.m.
Senate committee passes ban on bump stock devices on a party-line vote.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 11:28 p.m.
House panel considers letting recreational marijuana users “grow their own.”
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 11:24 p.m.
Supporters, opponents of major gun legislation pack Senate hearing.
Sun., Jan. 14, 2018
There’s a surprise waiting around almost every corner when the Legislature is in session.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Fight over gun control legislation heating up with a protest Friday and major hearing set for Monday.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:46 p.m.
State residents would know more about parties who spend money for campaign ads under two bills heard by a Senate panel Friday.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 9:20 a.m.
Senate bill would ban conversion therapy for LGBT youth.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:47 p.m.
Bill calls for extensive study of fish raised in net pens, could end the practice by 2024.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 9:35 p.m.
Senate committee approves changes to water law that could allow more residential development in rural and suburban areas.
Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 8:34 p.m.
Effort to name a state fungi gets a hearing in State Government Committee.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 11:49 a.m.
Senate committee considers tougher workplace laws.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 8:55 p.m.
House committee looks for ways to improve voter registration and turnout.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 8:53 p.m.
House overwhelmingly approves Breakfast After the Bell proposal.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 4:48 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee calls for action on climate change, money for education and safer workplaces.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 6:34 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee proposes a tax on carbon emissions to raise money for programs to cut pollution.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 11:41 p.m.
Landowners could have an easier time getting permits for domestic wells under the latest plan to revise state water law
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 6:06 p.m.
Washington teachers would get help with state-required lessons on Native American culture.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 11:39 p.m.
Facing demands for action on everything from construction to schools to climate change, lawmakers returned Monday to start the 2018 legislative session.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 9:24 a.m.
2018 Washington Legislature faces heavy lifting on money for schools, construction projects, water rights law
The 2018 Legislature faces some familiar issues, including a final fix for public schools, a construction budget left over from last year and a possible tax on carbon pollution.