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  • House group OKs estate tax rewrite

    May 30, 2013 in City on Page A6 OLYMPIA – With less than two weeks left in the special session and Gov. Jay Inslee urging them to “pick up the pace,” legislators showed some slight progress but faced …

  • Lawmakers get responses to questions on marijuana

    Jan. 22, 2013 in City on Page A1 OLYMPIA – In legalizing marijuana last fall, voters created more questions for the Legislature, not fewer. Some, including how the federal government is going to react, can’t be answered yet, … 30

  • State Senate praises bin Laden mission

    May 5, 2011 in City on Page A4 OLYMPIA – With American flags adorning every desk, senators praised the armed forces and the troops’ commander in chief for Monday’s mission that killed Osama bin Laden. Senate Resolution 8661 … 2

  • In proposals, McKenna gets tough

    Jan. 4, 2011 in City on Page A6 OLYMPIA – Prison inmates would be barred from collecting damages in public records fights with state government and could be banned from court if they repeatedly file frivolous suits, under …

  • Senate panel OKs tax hike

    March 6, 2010 in City on Page B1 OLYMPIA – Despite warnings of wrath from voters in November, Senate Democrats moved a step closer to a vote on some $890 million in tax increases to fix the state’s … 1

  • Lean budget squeaks by Senate

    Feb. 28, 2010 in City on Page B7 OLYMPIA – With the bare minimum votes needed and debate over taxes yet to come, Senate Democrats passed a general fund budget Saturday designed to close the state’s $2.8 billion …