SUNDAY, JAN. 31, 2016
Sun., Jan. 31, 2016
Governor not commenting on Mount Spokane project.
SATURDAY, JAN. 30, 2016
Sat., Jan. 30, 2016
Having issued their subpoenas for documents on problems with prison releases, Senate Republicans confront new situation: Someone has to go through them.
FRIDAY, JAN. 29, 2016
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016
The Spokane City Council has settled on seven finalists to replace Jon Snyder, who left the council for a state job earlier this month. They are: Breean Beggs, who unsuccesfully ran for county prosecutor in 2014 and represented the family of Otto Zehm in a...
THURSDAY, JAN. 28, 2016
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27, 2016
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016
Bill to repeal rule allowing a person to select bathroom based on gender identity passes committee, sent to full Senate.
TUESDAY, JAN. 26, 2016
Tue., Jan. 26, 2016
OLYMPIA – A Spokane senator wants to keep other cities from mandating paid sick leave as the Spokane City Council has, or from raising the minimum wage higher than state law requires. The Spokane Council president said the proposal doesn't respect the will of local voters.
MONDAY, JAN. 25, 2016
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016
House Republicans tried unsuccessfully to maneuver around committee hearings for a proposed constitutional amendment to require two-thirds majorities for tax increases.
SUNDAY, JAN. 24, 2016
Sun., Jan. 24, 2016
Would legislators ask all lobbyists equally tough questions?
SATURDAY, JAN. 23, 2016
Sat., Jan. 23, 2016
GSI visitors get first-hand look at debate over "over-reach."
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20, 2016
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016
The Senate is expected to vote on a bill to overcome the Supreme Court's objection to state money going to charter schools.
TUESDAY, JAN. 19, 2016
Tue., Jan. 19, 2016
David Kay, 59, announced Tuesday he will run as a Democrat against incumbent Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who will be seeking her sixth term in Congress, and Joe Pakootas, who fell to McMorris Rodgers with roughly 40 percent of the vote in 2014.
MONDAY, JAN. 18, 2016
Mon., Jan. 18, 2016
Bill targets dawdling drivers in the passing lane.
Mon., Jan. 18, 2016
A Senate committee could issue subpoenas as early as mid week to the state Department of Corrections for records related to computer problems that led to the early release of thousands of inmates. Democratic leaders called it a political diversion from more important work.
SATURDAY, JAN. 16, 2016
Sat., Jan. 16, 2016
OLYMPIA – It didn’t take long for Washington’s Democratic governor and legislative Republicans to accuse each other of politics, which, of course, was completely unexpected for a legislative session in a major political election year.
THURSDAY, JAN. 14, 2016
Thu., Jan. 14, 2016
A fairly busy day in Olympia, as Gov. Jay Inslee has scheduled an 11 a.m. press conference, the Senate Ways and Means Committee has a hearing on his budget at 3:30 p.m., and Senate Law and Justice has a hearing on dividing the state into districts for Supreme Court elections.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13, 2016
TUESDAY, JAN. 12, 2016
Tue., Jan. 12, 2016
OLYMPIA – The Legislature should agree to pay public school teachers more, take steps to prevent devastating wildfires and expand mental health services, Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday. It should lay the groundwork for major improvements to school funding in 2017.
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