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UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 7:41 p.m.

Expanded programs, new taxes in House Democrats’ budget proposal

House Democrats’ budget calls more spending on schools, mental health and college scholarships, plus new taxes to help pay for it.

Legislature looking for ways to fix the ‘McCleary fix’

School districts and lawmakers across the state struggle with some of the things the McCleary fix didn’t fix.

Spokane-area senators lead both parties as new session starts

Spokane and the rest of Eastern Washington finds itself in an enviably strong position as legislators return to the capital Monday for the 2019 session.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 9:55 p.m.

Ormsby, Riccelli keep seats representing Spokane’s 3rd Legislative District

Democratic state Reps. Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli have won new terms representing Washington’s 3rd Legislative District, which covers the city of Spokane.

Editorial endorsements: Return Riccelli and Ormsby to Olympia from the 3rd District

Central Spokane’s 3rd Legislative District encompasses some of the poorest neighborhoods in Washington. Its residents need representatives in the state House who have the skill, experience and influence to navigate …

Timm Ormsby’s election opponent focused on legislation, not Ormsby’s recent driving charge

Voters and donors aren’t backing away from incumbent 3rd District Representative Timm Ormsby, a Democrat, despite him being charged with driving under the influence in February. Since then Ormsby has …

Ormsby pleads guilty to reckless driving in rollover crash

State Rep. Timm Ormsby pleads guilty to reckless driving after rolling his Jeep and being charged with DUI.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 7:12 p.m.

Rep. Timm Ormsby rolls Jeep, charged with DUI

Rep. Timm Ormsby charged in Olympia with driving under the influence after rolling his Jeep.

Quit smoking; you’re not in this alone

One of the surprises to those trying to quit is all of the help that is available. Insurance may cover nicotine patches, gum, lozenges and other medications that control cravings.

Answering challenge, local leaders set out to kick their smoking habits

Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart has called out other local leaders to join him in a challenge to quit smoking, including state Rep. Timm Ormsby (D-Spokane) and Spokane City …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:05 p.m.

Lawmakers to WSU: Take action against College Republicans

A group of Democratic lawmakers want Washington State University to take stronger actions against College Republicans to ensure minority students feel safe on campus.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 8:34 p.m.

Lawmakers’ expenses for Washington’s special sessions topped $445,000

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: Fri., June 30, 2017, 11:30 p.m.

Shutdown averted as $43.7 billion state budget passed and signed

Legislature passes 2017-19 operating budget and a major revision to the property tax system on the last day of the fiscal year to stave off a partial government shutdown.

UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 10:47 p.m.

Longest Washington budget talks with no deal

Legislators have gone later than ever without at least an agreement “in principle” on the budget needed to keep the state running after June 30. They also lack agreement on …

UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 10:17 p.m.

Revenue forecast bump provides little help for budget stalemate

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: Mon., April 24, 2017, 10:55 p.m.

Special session starts with no sign of budget negotiations

No movement on the state 2017-19 budget as Legislature opens its special session.

UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 10:39 p.m.

Fourth DUI could soon be a felony in Washington

Sen. Mike Padden’s bill to tighten state DUI laws finally passes Legislature

UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 11:36 p.m.

Dispute over tax vote stalling Washington 2017-19 budget talks

Argument over the conditions for the start of serious budget negotiations makes a special session increasingly likely.

UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 12:31 a.m.

Spin Control: Scoring political points without winning votes on the budget debate

The outcome of budget votes is rarely in doubt, but that doesn’t stop the political maneuvering.

UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 8:05 p.m.

Washington House passes $44.9 billion budget on party-line vote

House Democrats pushed through a $44.9 billion two-year budget Friday that they said keeps faith with the contract between the generations in Washington. Republican criticized it as a plan that …

UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:55 p.m.

Washington lawmakers say they can’t plan yet for health care changes as GOP hopes to repeal Obamacare stall in Congress

Changes to the Affordable Care Act could be costly to Washington, but lawmakers say there are too many variables to make firm plans yet.

UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 11:05 p.m.

State revenue inches up but impact on Washington budget debated

State tax revenue up slightly but budget writers don’t agree on what that means for taxes and spending overall.

UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 10:56 p.m.

Spokane considers new misdemeanor penalty to combat car theft

Under a new law, entering or staying in a car that isn’t yours would be a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail or a $1,000 fine. The …

UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 8:34 a.m.

Spin Control: Washington lawmakers discuss naming U.S. 395 for person who made it a better highway

House debates whether to name U.S. Highway 395 for the guy who helped find the money to make it a better, safer highway.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 5:15 p.m.

Washington state House votes to extend schools’ taxing authority

House agrees to extend school districts extra taxing authority for one year.

Will Washington schools get $1.75 billion more in 2018? Panel split.

Estimate of $1.75 billion per year extra for public schools put into Washington’s budget outlook.

Spokane lawmakers could be in strong positions in 2017 Legislature

Spokane’s legislative delegation not likely to lose any clout even though the election is pointing to some changes likely in next year’s session.

Incumbents, Republican Mike Volz preferred by voters in state legislative contests

Incumbents on both sides of the aisle appeared headed for additional terms in Olympia as ballots were counted Tuesday. Republican Mike Volz was poised to earn the House seat vacated …

Carder, Ormsby fight to represent

Incumbent Timm Ormsby faces Republican Laura Carder in the 3rd Legislative District.

Timm Ormsby faces two challengers for House seat

Opponents of state Rep. Timm Ormsby in the Aug. 2 Washington primary say it’s time for the incumbent to go. “He’s been there long enough,” said Republican Laura Carder. “I …