Stories tagged: Karen Keiser
SUNDAY, FEB. 14, 2016, 5 A.M.
Spin Control: Lawmakers take stabs at humor from time to time
Bits of attempted levity can show up at unusual times in the Legislature.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2012
House vaults fiscal hurdle
OLYMPIA – When Democrats introduced a proposal this year to expand insurance coverage for abortions, the initial debate was pretty standard: pro-life vs. pro-choice. But before the bill could pass …
TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2012
Group unveils child trafficking bills
OLYMPIA – A bipartisan group of legislators is pushing a dozen bills to combat human trafficking, particularly among teenage runaways they say are lured into prostitution. Among the targets of …
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011
New bill targets medical pot
OLYMPIA – With a Senate panel considering a new rewrite of the state’s medical marijuana laws, Gov. Chris Gregoire said Wednesday she’ll push to get the federal government to change …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17, 2010
Legislator opposes health care suit
OLYMPIA – As Attorney General Rob McKenna prepares to convince the state Supreme Court why he can fight federal health care reform, a state legislator joined a group trying to …
THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2009, 12:01 A.M.
Fee on workers may pay for leave
OLYMPIA – In 2007, jubilant Democratic lawmakers approved $250-a-week stipends to workers who take unpaid time off to bond with a new baby. Two years later, without paying anyone a …