Proposals to change the state’s presidential primary system likely to leave some group unhappy.
Rep. Matt Shea calls for a gun behind every blade of grass and people willing to fight gun control.
The congresswoman told reporters Friday that the partial government shutdown, now concluding its fourth week, provided an opportunity for lawmakers to strike a deal on border security and immigration reform, even as party leaders in Washington D.C. appear far apart on a compromise.
Former Gov. Jerry Brown joins Gov. Jay Inslee in lobbying legislators for new laws to fight climate change.
Gov. Jay Inslee proposes state effort to close broadband “gaps”.
Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed tax increases generated the expected support and opposition Wednesday as the Senate began hearings on new revenue for the state’s upcoming budgets.
State elected officials would have to wait a year to become lobbyists under a House proposal.
Bill would ban tobacco and vaping sales in Washington to those under 21.
Washington should fight climate change as well as improve schools and the mental health system, Gov. Jay Inslee tells Legislature.
New Legislature starts session with most diverse membership.
House panel hears no opposition to changes to deadly force initiative, I-940, that voters approved last November.
It may be easier than ever to keep tabs on what lawmakers are doing over in Olympia.
Contact information for members of the Spokane-area delegation.
Washington legislators return to Olympia on Monday expecting more money to flow into state coffers than ever before, but with demands to spend even more.
Former Vice President Joe Biden and several nationally known senators are commanding most of the attention in Democrats’ early presidential angling, but there are several governors and mayors eyeing 2020 campaigns, as well.
Gov. Jay Inslee pushed back Thursday against suggestions he won’t have his full attention on Washington when the Legislature starts next Monday.
Congress and the president should reopen the government by striking a new deal on border security and DACA, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said. But the Senate should vote again on the deal it approved just last month to end a reckless shutdown, Sen. Patty Murray said.
With 2019 stretching before us, Spin Control makes some predictions.
Washington voters likely will have the chance to eliminate fees that many cities, including Spokane, use to pay for paving and transit projects. With members of a ready-made opposition campaign present, Tim Eyman, along with Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan and his father Jack Fagan, presented the final boxes of signatures for Initiative 976 to the Washington Secretary of State’s Office last week.
The two Eastern Washington Republicans pushed back on Gov. Jay Inslee’s requests for more spending and offered their insight into issues affecting Spokane, including homelessness, in a wide-ranging interview earlier this month. The entire chat is available as part of the Spokesman-Review’s podcast series “Newsmakers.”
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