Stories tagged: John Braun
UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 9:05 p.m.
Senate passes $52.2 billion operating budget; proposal to support 20 new WSU Spokane medical school students fails
The Senate passes a $52.2 billion operating budget, the last and smallest of the three spending plans needed to begin negotiations on a final budget.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Mead schools, teachers union reach tentative contract; legislator calls for state intervention in strikes
Mead School District officials and the district’s teachers union have reached a tentative contract agreement, with union members scheduled to vote on it Monday evening.
Fri., June 22, 2018
Washington could get a boost in tax revenues worth hundreds of millions of dollars from a new Supreme Court ruling on collecting sales taxes from online purchases.
Sat., May 19, 2018
Senate leader calls for special legislative session to improve school safety.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 6:50 p.m.
Senate Democrats propose a budget with more money for schools, tax break for property owners
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
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: Tue., July 18, 2017, 9:12 p.m.
Republican Sen. John Braun’s wife will be sworn in as a temporary senator to fill in for him while he’s on military training for the U.S. Navy Reserve.
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Some $114 million in state construction projects for the Spokane area, including a new science building on the Eastern Washington University campus, are in jeopardy this week as the Legislature …
Fri., July 7, 2017, 5:44 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee vetoes a tax break for many Washington manufacturing companies that would give them the same low rate as Boeing. Senate Republicans say that’s going back on budget …
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: Tue., June 20, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Washington’s economic forecast calls for an extra $87 million for the next two years, but that may not be much of help at breaking the logjam over the state’s 2017-19 …
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.
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
State tax revenue up slightly but budget writers don’t agree on what that means for taxes and spending overall.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 4:32 p.m.
Estimate of $1.75 billion per year extra for public schools put into Washington’s budget outlook.
Fri., March 11, 2016, 3:36 p.m.
The morning after the Legislature is called into special session and Gov. Jay Inslee vetoes 27 bills, Senate Republicans release a new budget proposal.
Sun., May 17, 2015
OLYMPIA – Legislators reached a key milestone in the special session over the budgets, but unfortunately it was not the milestone of having a negotiated agreement that would allow them …