Stories tagged: 2018 Washington Legislature
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.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 1:10 p.m.
The Legislature will be asked to consider ways to boost voter registration, participation.
Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 8:20 p.m.
Sen. Mike Baumgartner schedules town hall Thursday evening.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 6 p.m.
State GOP Chairman Susan Hutchison announces she’s leaving in February.
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017
Waiting for the governor to release his 2018 supplemental budget, critics guessed wrong on where the extra money might come from.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 9:20 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee talks carbon fees, Democratic gains in elections, net neutrality and presidential aspirations
Inslee discussed his budget plan along with other prominent topics in an interview Friday with The Spokesman-Review.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 7:44 a.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee proposes spending $950 million from state reserves to speed public school improvements and increases to mental health programs.
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 6 a.m.
The troubled information technology system for Washington community colleges will cost another $45 million.
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
Pre-filed bills sometimes get legislators started the coming legislative session.
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 3 a.m.
Some possible issues ahead for 2018 Legislature: gun rights in the Senate Gallery, censorship of social media, better training against sexual harassment.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 4:21 p.m.
Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved its 2018 Legislative Agenda, which includes topics to be presented and discussed with 4th District legislators during the upcoming legislative session.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 7:42 a.m.
Sen. Andy Billig, D-Spokane, named Senate deputy majority leader.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 7:46 a.m.
Some things that could change now that control of the state Senate will switch from Republican to Democrat in this year’s election.