Stories tagged: washington government
UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
The state of Washington expects to collect $50 billion in taxes and fees for its general operations in the next two years. The Legislature will debate how to spend it …
UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 6:58 a.m.
The Washington Supreme Court hears arguments on greenhouse gas emissions rules adopted by the state Department of Ecology.
UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Spokane officials make another pitch for a state program to provide for tighter supervision of auto thieves after they leave prison.
Sun., March 17, 2019, 5 a.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee says he has no plans to resign his seat while running for president.
Fri., March 15, 2019, 5 a.m.
Tribal members in Washington will have an easier time registering to vote and casting ballots under a law signed Thursday.
UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 9:01 a.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee signs presidential primary law.
UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 8:51 p.m.
Washington owners of bump stocks can turn them in to the Washington State Patrol for $150 on four days in March.
UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:44 p.m.
Proposals to study universal health care and a new psychiatric hospital for the University of Washington in Seattle clear major hurdles in the Legislature.
UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Senate votes to ask Congress, voters to keep Washington on daylight saving time all year.
UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 6:52 a.m.
Washington Legislature approves bill to buy back bump stocks for $150 each before they become illegal
Bump-stock buyback program will be quick, if the Legislature agrees to a plan that comes up with the money.
UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 7:09 a.m.
Senate rejects effort to reduce the supermajority needed to pass school construction bond issues.
Tue., March 12, 2019, 3:09 p.m.
Washington is the latest state to sue major distributors of opioids, saying the companies made billions of dollars while ignoring signs of a growing crisis fueled by addiction to the …
Mon., March 11, 2019, 9:24 p.m.
The Washington Senate has passed a measure that makes it easier for people with previous misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions to have those convictions vacated.
Sun., March 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
Legislative Democrats change Washington presidential primary so the results can be used to pick the nominee. Will state party use it?
UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 9:15 p.m.
Not happy about losing an hour’s sleep to daylight saving time? Legislature is trying to do away with the semi-annual clock change.
UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 9:26 p.m.
Washington State University’s plan to increase enrollment at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine caught in budget negotiations.
Fri., March 8, 2019, 4 a.m.
House and Senate pass measures to protect orcas.
UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:14 p.m.
Washington gun dealers will be required to conduct enhanced background checks when selling semi-automatic rifles starting July 1, even if they disagree with the initiative that requires them, Gov. Jay …
UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 7:13 a.m.
Bill would ban single-use plastic grocery bags, require stores to charge 8 cents for paper or reusable replacements.
Tue., March 5, 2019, 8:28 p.m.
Convicted car thieves could be placed in community supervision after being released from prison as part of an effort to keep them from going back stealing again.
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 9:08 p.m.
Local governments could set up homeless “camps” in an emergency without following some state environmental rules, under a Senate-approved bill.
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 6:25 p.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday that he welcomed the support of a super PAC even as many fellow 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have rejected them, voicing concern that they …
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 6:53 p.m.
Four years after a fatal Seattle crash, the Washington Senate on Tuesday approved an update to parts of the state’s wrongful death law.
UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 7:51 p.m.
The Washington House sends Gov. Jay Inslee a bill to change Washington’s presidential primary to March and require voters declare their party affiliation.
Sun., March 3, 2019, 5 a.m.
Senate Republicans’ maneuver gave Gov. Jay Inslee a win just as he was announcing his run for president.
UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 7:35 p.m.
Most national pundits questioned Friday whether the Democratic governor’s singular focus on combating global climate change would be enough to make waves in an already-crowded field.
UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
A partial time line of the key elements in Jay Inslee’s political career.
UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 10:11 a.m.
Who’s more likely to be the next president: Tom Brady or Jay Inslee? Betting sites place the odds as long for both.
The odds are long on whether Jay Inslee can win the White House in 2020 – if you can find them.
UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 7:40 p.m.
Jay Inslee makes it official: He’s running for president.
UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 8:07 p.m.
Inslee’s singular focus on climate change and his experience as a governor could boost his campaign, but the Democratic field is large and his strategy has downsides.