Stories tagged: Jamie Pedersen
Tue., Jan. 23, 2018
Foes take another run at ending Washington’s death penalty
Democratic control of the Senate means 2018 could be the year that Washington abolishes the death penalty, Attorney General Bob Ferguson says.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 6:54 a.m.
Bump stock ban passes committee
Senate committee passes ban on bump stock devices on a party-line vote.
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Washington Senate honors the late Spokane County Judge Sam Cozza
Senate resolution honors late Judge Sam Cozza.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 9:13 p.m.
Prison system reforms sparked by early releases pass Washington Senate
Senate passes major reforms for the state prison system prompted by the mistakes that led to early releases for some inmates and at least two deaths.
Sun., March 13, 2016, 4 a.m.
Spin Control: Aviation tax break debate makes strange bedfellows
An aerospace company tax break debate made for interesting allies.
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 5:44 p.m.
Washington Senate agrees to task force to seek public school fix
The Senate approved a bill to set up a task force that would come up with a plan next year to meet court mandated obligations to public schools.
Sat., May 9, 2015
Amended child support bill passes Washington Legislature
OLYMPIA – Obeying federal requirements to make state law conform to an international treaty on child support is forcing a special session in Idaho. But on Friday, legislation that allows …
Sat., Nov. 22, 2014
Legislature tries remote testimony
OLYMPIA – A Pasco-based government watchdog made a pitch Friday for district elections to the Supreme Court and two Spokane Valley law enforcement officers told legislators about rising arrest numbers …
Thu., June 27, 2013
Supreme Court opens doors for same-sex couples in Washington
OLYMPIA – Same-sex couples in Washington, one of the first states where voters legalized their marriages, stand to gain hundreds of legal benefits as federal courts and agencies weigh the …
Wed., March 13, 2013
Washington House gun registration bill not voted
OLYMPIA – Democrats abandoned a bill to require wider background checks for gun purchases late Tuesday, after disagreements over the proposals caused the House of Representatives to grind to a …
Fri., March 1, 2013
Washington Supreme Court rejects tax initiative
OLYMPIA – Legislators have waited months for the Washington Supreme Court to answer a political question that has roiled the state for two decades: Can voters force them to round …
Wed., Feb. 20, 2013
Gun check bill clears key House committee
OLYMPIA – A bill requiring almost all gun buyers in Washington to undergo a background check passed a key House panel Tuesday and will likely be part of a package …