Stories tagged: state senate
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 7:46 a.m.
How Democrats win to take control of Washington Senate will affect 7 issues
Some things that could change now that control of the state Senate will switch from Republican to Democrat in this year’s election.
Sun., May 28, 2017
Control of Washington Senate could come down to King County race
Control of the state Senate next year is likely to be decided by a special election race in King County suburbs between two novice candidates.
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.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 11:39 p.m.
Brian Dansel resigns Washington state Senate seat for Trump administration
Sen. Brian Dansel resigns his seat to take a job with U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 5:50 p.m.
Sen. Mike Baumgartner files amendment to state constitution calling for Legislature to have sole authority to set school funding
How to come up with enough money for public schools is likely to consume much of the 2017 legislative session, but a Spokane senator has a suggestion to redirect the …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 5:46 p.m.
Mark Schoesler re-elected majority leader in Washington state senate
Ritzville Republican Mark Schoesler gets second term as Senate majority leader.
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 6:18 p.m.
Washington Sen. Andy Hill, Redmond Republican who led budget committee, dies of lung cancer at age 54
State Sen. Andy Hill, the key budget writer for the Washington state Senate, has died of lung cancer. He was 54.
Thu., March 10, 2016, 10:11 a.m.
State Senate pays tribute to longtime legislator Benton
State senators took time Wednesday to say goodbye to longtime Republican lawmaker Sen. Don Benton, who is retiring at the end of this year.
Wed., Nov. 12, 2014, 3:09 p.m.
Baumgartners expecting fourth baby
State Sen. Mike Baumgartner and his wife Eleanor are expecting their fourth baby in April, his office said Wednesday.
Wed., April 2, 2014
Baumgartner hosts re-election breakfast
Although he’s been raising money for nearly a year, state Sen. Mike Baumgartner makes it official Thursday with a formal kickoff breakfast for his re-election campaign. Republican Baumgartner, 38, was …
Tue., July 10, 2012, 7:53 a.m.
Dino Rossi gets appointed back to state Senate
OLYMPIA — Dino Rossi is going to be a state senator once again. The Metropolitan King County Council appointed Rossi on Monday to serve out the remainder of former Sen. …
UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2012, 2 p.m.
Majority leader Lisa Brown won’t seek re-election
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Sen. Majority Leader Lisa Brown announced Thursday that she won’t run for re-election and will leave her seat in the state Legislature after her term expires at …
Sun., March 13, 2011, 12:35 p.m.
Bob McCaslin dies
Former State Sen. Bob McCaslin, a 30-year veteran of the Legislature known for his quick wit and fiscal conservatism, died today.
Sun., Feb. 20, 2011
Spin Control: Politics in how state Senate seat was filled? Of course
Now that most dust has settled from filling the Spokane Valley’s 4th District Senate seat, it may be safe to answer the question of who was guilty of committing politics …