Stories tagged: Joe Fain
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
Lawmakers’ expenses for Washington’s special sessions topped $445,000
The Legislature’s three special sessions prompted legislators to file per diem claims for more than $445,000 in expenses. But the amount claimed varies widely.
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 10:28 p.m.
Budget clock ‘running out,’ Inslee warns, as third special session starts
Legislature starts its third special session with Gov. Jay Inslee vowing to veto a short-term budget.
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Special session starts with no sign of budget negotiations
No movement on the state 2017-19 budget as Legislature opens its special session.
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Washington may try to block sale of internet customers’ data without their permission
Washington could try to block a federal effort to allow internet providers to sell customer data without their permission.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
Washington Senate could vote on major school changes this week
Republicans push their proposed overhaul of public school funding and policies toward a vote in the full Senate.
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017
Spin Control: Spin Control: Success in the Washington Senate requires counting to 25
In the Senate, 25 is the magic number.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 4:43 p.m.
Public school improvements listed in report to court
Committee report tells the Supreme Court what Legislature did and didn’t do to meet obligations to public schools.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 2:06 p.m.
Bills to address Washington’s ‘tampon tax’ died without a hearing
Bills to eliminate the sales tax on feminine hygiene products in the 2016 session didn’t get a hearing.
Tue., 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 …