Stories tagged: Pat Sullivan
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 11:17 a.m.
2011 Washington state House resignation sparked by ‘inappropriate behavior’
Leaders at the Washington state House have acknowledged that a state representative who resigned in the middle of the 2011 legislative session was forced out because of allegations of inappropriate …
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Inslee signs improvements for schools, ends five-year struggle over funding
Major changes to Washington’s public school system, and the taxes that pay for it, become law.
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: Fri., April 14, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
Can Washington Legislature finish budget in time? Doesn’t look likely
With 10 days left in the regular session, Democrats and Republicans seemed moving inexorably toward a budget impasse that will force them into overtime for the seventh time in eight …
Fri., March 11, 2016, 3:36 p.m.
New budget proposal released on day 1 of special session
The morning after the Legislature is called into special session and Gov. Jay Inslee vetoes 27 bills, Senate Republicans release a new budget proposal.
Sat., June 20, 2015
Progress reported on state budget process
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee and legislative leaders seemed to concur Friday that they are closing in on an agreement on the 2015-17 state budget, something that has eluded them …
Tue., June 2, 2015
House Democrats offer $38.4 billion budget plan
OLYMPIA – House Democrats unveiled their latest 2015-17 budget proposal, a $38.4 billion plan with lower spending and fewer taxes than a bill they passed earlier this year. For optimists, …
Fri., May 29, 2015
Special session, round two, begins in Olympia today
OLYMPIA – The Legislature will go into double-overtime in an effort to reach a deal on how to spend some $38 billion on state programs, agencies and salaries over the …
Sun., May 17, 2015
Washington budget talks likely to take second special session
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 …
Fri., April 17, 2015
Budget talks stall along partisan lines
OLYMPIA – Budget negotiations between Washington House Democrats and Senate Republicans stalled Wednesday evening, with each side accusing the other of forcing the legislative session past its scheduled April 26 …
Sun., Jan. 12, 2014
Education, transportation top priorities of Washington Legislature
OLYMPIA – The 2014 session of the Washington Legislature may be one of short duration, small tweaks and low expectations. Legislators will continue last year’s struggles over roads and abortion. …
Fri., June 21, 2013
Lawmakers say deal on budget close
OLYMPIA – With state agencies preparing to send temporary layoff notices to some workers Monday, legislators signaled they are closing in on a deal for a two-year operating budget. So …
Wed., June 19, 2013
Revenue windfall could end stalemate
OLYMPIA – An improving economic outlook could allow the Legislature to do something in the next few days that it has been unable to do for nearly six months: negotiate …
Wed., June 12, 2013
Washington Legislature goes to double-overtime
OLYMPIA – The Legislature closed for about 17 hours overnight Tuesday – the amount of time between its ineffectual first special session and a second special session that some say …
Thu., 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 …
Thu., Jan. 10, 2013
WSU ceramics exhibit offers look at couple’s private collection
Their home might be a gallery, or a dream-world menagerie. Stairs and a couple of turns in the spare hallway of a former service building downtown lead to a tall …
Thu., April 5, 2012
Deal on state budget remains elusive
OLYMPIA – With less than a week remaining in a special session designed to solve a billion-dollar budget problem, House Democrats pushed out a new state spending proposal and a …