Stories tagged: Andy Billig
Mon., March 19, 2018, 7:36 p.m.
Washington will allow residents to register later, easier and pre-register younger under a series of bills signed Monday.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 9:42 p.m.
Senate gives final approval to allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote when they turn 18.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 9:43 p.m.
Senate approves a plan to expand the Spokane County Commissioner Board to five members after new districts are drawn in 2021.
Fri., Feb. 23, 2018
Critics accused the Legislature on Thursday of trying to sneak through a major change in state law that would allow them to hide some of their records from the public.
Thu., Feb. 22, 2018
State universities would have to be more public about their athletic spending under a bill sponsored by Sen. Andy Billig.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 9:56 p.m.
Senate unanimously approves spending more state money on county and local fairs.
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 6:55 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision to reject a permit for a massive oil-by-rail terminal along the Columbia River was influenced by local residents’ worries about the potential for an oil train …
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: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 5:25 p.m.
Washington State University graduate students gathered Wednesday to mount some last-minute opposition to the Republican tax plan that’s barreling through Congress.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 7:42 a.m.
Sen. Andy Billig, D-Spokane, named Senate deputy majority leader.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 9:31 a.m.
Control of Senate switches to Democrats with Manka Dhingra’s win in a suburban King County district.
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
City, county and state elected officials said Wednesday they were heartened by the utility’s public message following the announced sale that it would maintain its commitment to partnerships in and …
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Major changes to Washington’s public school system, and the taxes that pay for it, become law.
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 11:30 p.m.
Legislature passes 2017-19 operating budget and a major revision to the property tax system on the last day of the fiscal year to stave off a partial government shutdown.
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Record Washington budget and major change in public school policy come up for a vote Friday. Budget must pass and be signed by midnight to avoid a partial government shutdown.
Fri., April 21, 2017, 4:30 a.m.
With a budget agreement far off, Legislature could go into an overtime session as early as Monday.
UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
With 10 days left in the regular session, Democrats and Republicans seemed moving inexorably toward a budget impasse that will force them into overtime for the seventh time in eight …
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 11:36 p.m.
Argument over the conditions for the start of serious budget negotiations makes a special session increasingly likely.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 5:52 p.m.
Senate votes to move up Washington’s presidential primary to early March.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
In a bit of partisan theater, Senate Republicans vote yes on an estimated $30 billion in taxes that they really don’t support.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 10:34 p.m.
A public school funding proposal unveiled by state Republicans earlier this month may reduce the amount of money Spokane’s poorest schools receive, according to district administrators.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
Republicans push their proposed overhaul of public school funding and policies toward a vote in the full Senate.
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017
In the Senate, 25 is the magic number.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
City or state officials could require slower rail speeds through downtown Spokane under a bill introduced Wednesday.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 5:25 p.m.
Comparing pay for teachers and other public school employees around Washington is difficult, experts tell lawmakers as the Legislature tries to figure out how much the state must spend to …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 8 a.m.
Spokane’s legislative delegation not likely to lose any clout even though the election is pointing to some changes likely in next year’s session.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 9:41 p.m.
Incumbents on both sides of the aisle appeared headed for additional terms in Olympia as ballots were counted Tuesday. Republican Mike Volz was poised to earn the House seat vacated …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016
As a sea of red states blipped onto three giant projector screens, the crowded ballroom of Spokane’s Lincoln Center became a sea of grimacing faces.
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016
In race for central Spokane senate seat, incumbent Andy Billig faces Libertarian James Apker in friendly contest
There can be a lot of vitriol in American politics, but a race for a seat in the Washington State Senate has been amicable, mostly. “It’s refreshing that we have …
Thu., March 10, 2016, 4:18 p.m.
A possible fix to Washington’s charter school law received final approval from lawmakers Thursday, giving the schools a chance of staying open with Lottery money.