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  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 2016, 4:27 P.M.

    Effort to reverse transgender bathroom rule defeated

    A bill to negate a newly codified rule on the use of public restrooms and other facilities by trangender people failed by one vote.


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015

    Parties offer dueling education plans at 11th hour

    OLYMPIA – Democrats and Republicans unveiled different plans Wednesday to pump more state money into public schools just as the Legislature is supposed to be wrapping up this year’s session. …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 13, 2015

    GOP rule makes passage of new taxes tougher

    OLYMPIA – Any new tax in Washington will require support from at least two-thirds of the Senate under a rule change Republicans pushed through the chamber in the early hours …


  • TUESDAY, FEB. 25, 2014

    Washington Senate budget would add money for schools

    OLYMPIA – Public schools would get more money for math and science supplies and state colleges would keep tuition from going up in a proposal released by Washington Senate budget …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013

    House Democrats offer state budget compromise

    OLYMPIA – House Democrats offered to trim spending and drop many proposals on taxes as part of a compromise they say would allow the Washington Legislature to pass a 2013-15 …


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011

    Washington Senate approves budget

    OLYMPIA – The Washington Senate gave overwhelming bipartisan support to a $32.1 billion spending plan that sets the stage for negotiations with the House in the legislative equivalent of extra …


  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16, 2011

    Washington Senate considers fines for dog owners who keep canines chained up

    OLYMPIA – Keeping a dog chained up in unsafe conditions could get the owner fined under a proposal being considered by the Washington state Senate. Supporters told the Senate Judiciary …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17, 2010

    2009 child welfare law disputed

    The union representing state workers has accused the Washington Department of Social and Health Services of attempting an end run around the Legislature in order to privatize child welfare services. …


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