Stories tagged: 2019 Washington Legislature
UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 7:41 p.m.
House Democrats’ budget calls more spending on schools, mental health and college scholarships, plus new taxes to help pay for it.
UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 3:02 p.m.
Effort to move to all-year daylight saving time gaining steam in Congress as Patty Murray backs effort
It appears that state lawmakers would prefer to go on permanent daylight saving time. Can that lead to a nationwide switch?
UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 10:55 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:54 a.m.
State revenues are projected to grow, but Democrats and Republicans see that news differently.
UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 6:54 a.m.
What do wine, the Seattle Storm and Mount St. Helens have in common? They could soon be celebrated on Washington license plates.
Legislature considers more plates for Washington drivers.
UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Spokane officials make another pitch for a state program to provide for tighter supervision of auto thieves after they leave prison.
UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 6:55 p.m.
Senate gives final approval to bill setting aside April 10 and Dolores Huerta Day.
Sun., March 17, 2019, 5 a.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee says he has no plans to resign his seat while running for president.
UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 9:01 a.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee signs presidential primary law.
Fri., March 15, 2019, 5 a.m.
Tribal members in Washington will have an easier time registering to vote and casting ballots under a law signed Thursday.
UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:44 p.m.
Proposals to study universal health care and a new psychiatric hospital for the University of Washington in Seattle clear major hurdles in the Legislature.
UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Senate votes to ask Congress, voters to keep Washington on daylight saving time all year.
UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 6:52 a.m.
Washington Legislature approves bill to buy back bump stocks for $150 each before they become illegal
Bump-stock buyback program will be quick, if the Legislature agrees to a plan that comes up with the money.
UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 7:09 a.m.
Senate rejects effort to reduce the supermajority needed to pass school construction bond issues.
Tue., March 12, 2019, 5 a.m.
Senate passes restrictions on guns in day care centers.
UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 3:42 p.m.
Senate votes to give state Need Grant program more money, change its name and its requirements.
Sun., March 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
Some unique challenges tribal members face in voting could be removed under a bill that received final legislative approval Friday.
Sun., March 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
Legislative Democrats change Washington presidential primary so the results can be used to pick the nominee. Will state party use it?
UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 9:15 p.m.
Not happy about losing an hour’s sleep to daylight saving time? Legislature is trying to do away with the semi-annual clock change.
Sat., March 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
House passes proposal to set up affordable health insurance plans for individuals within 500 percent of the poverty level.
UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 9:26 p.m.
Washington State University’s plan to increase enrollment at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine caught in budget negotiations.
Fri., March 8, 2019, 4 a.m.
House and Senate pass measures to protect orcas.
UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 7:13 a.m.
Bill would ban single-use plastic grocery bags, require stores to charge 8 cents for paper or reusable replacements.
UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 10:36 p.m.
In a late-night session, the House approves proposal to remove personal and philosophical exemptions to children getting the measles vaccine from state law.
Tue., March 5, 2019, 8:28 p.m.
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.
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 9:08 p.m.
Local governments could set up homeless “camps” in an emergency without following some state environmental rules, under a Senate-approved bill.
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Legislature could change the rules for Gold Star license plates.
UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 8:24 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 7:51 p.m.
The Washington House sends Gov. Jay Inslee a bill to change Washington’s presidential primary to March and require voters declare their party affiliation.
Sun., March 3, 2019, 5 a.m.
Senate Republicans’ maneuver gave Gov. Jay Inslee a win just as he was announcing his run for president.