Attorneys for the state and families challenging the amount Washington spends on its public schools were ordered Thursday to return to the Supreme Court for another round of arguments.
We believe the court should show urgency and adopt new consequences now. Otherwise, we believe the Legislature could once again fail to fully comply with the court and the constitution.
Aaron D. Johnson, like many others in the state, was cycled through jail and hospitals before being shot by police for a second time this month. Lawmakers say more money …
Under the new rules, a veteran must have served 180 days and received an honorable discharge, with some exceptions for injuries and disabilities sustained as a result of service, in …
The Washington Legislature can no longer delay action to make driver’s licenses compliant with federal law.
The state is poised to spend less time, energy and money on the best tool we have for double-checking the work of government: audits.
A bill can be unopposed at a public hearing, sail through committee and overwhelmingly pass a floor vote. But if it has a fiscal component, it’s subject to hostage-taking and …
Legislators in Idaho and Washington could assist efforts to curb distracted driving by updating laws on cellphone use. Idaho badly needs to update its seat belt law.
The success of this program hinges on DNR conducting its due diligence and working with weather forecasters to avoid smoke drifting into cities.
Supporters say the new law resolves the constitutional questions, but opponents will almost certainly challenge it. The Legislature may need to return to the drawing board. It would help it …
Gov. Jay Inslee signed two education bills in Seattle on Wednesday, both aimed at helping disadvantaged kids get a better education.
Washington’s Legislature has passed a bill that would create a number of regulations for companies selling vapor products such as requiring labeling that warns of the health effects of vaping.
Gordon Fagras said the findings produced by his chemical laboratory, which looks for hyper-specific contaminants on the state’s marijuana crop, will add value to the product. The state doesn’t require …
In a session where charter schools were given a reprieve, the larger education issue was delayed, yet again.
Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) were designed to control drug pricing, but they’ve become large entities in need of regulation.
State senators took time Wednesday to say goodbye to longtime Republican lawmaker Sen. Don Benton, who is retiring at the end of this year.
The Legislature has passed a bill that seeks to keep police body-camera videos available to the public while limiting broad requests for the footage.
The Legislature should put an alternative to I-732 on the ballot to fix an inadvertent flaw.
The Legislature has passed a bill that would allow licensed growers to produce industrial hemp in Washington as part of a research program.
Leaders in Washington’s House of Representatives say they don’t plan to impeach state Auditor Troy Kelley, who is fighting federal charges of tax evasion, money laundering and perjury.
House Democrats in Washington have released their supplemental budget proposal, which would close several tax exemptions to pay for the salary increases of public school teachers.
Nearing the halfway point of the 60-day Washington legislative session, here are some other bills that still can pass, and others that appear to be dead.
A gun-safety group is turning its attention to voters in Washington state after lawmakers failed to pass a bill to create “extreme-risk protection orders. These are orders that would let …
A short-term dip in sales-tax revenue is a poor reason to delay raising the cigarette-buying age to 21.
The Washington House has passed a bill that seeks to increase the number of public school teachers in the state, in response to a perceived shortage.
As lawmakers prepare to unveil a supplemental budget proposal, they have learned that they have a little less money to work with in the current budget cycle.
The state Senate failed to reach the required vote threshold required to send voters a constitutional amendment asking if they want to require a two-thirds supermajority in the Legislature for …
The House has a bill that would make it easier for women to consistently access contraceptives.
A bill making its way through the Washington statehouse would create stiffer penalties for vehicular homicide.
Reforming fiscal note process would take responsibility from agencies; but not necessarily eliminate self-servicing mathematics.