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Fairfield gets official kudos for Flag Day record

OLYMPIA – The town of Fairfield takes the American flag seriously – arguably more seriously than any place else in the country. Thursday, the state saluted Fairfield for its 100 …


Washington Legislature prepares for special session

OLYMPIA – The Legislature prepared to go into extra innings Wednesday as consensus on addressing the state’s $2.8 billion budget gap remained elusive and the ability to turn any agreement …


Washington legislators see special session as likely

OLYMPIA – The Legislature prepared to go into extra innings Wednesday as consensus on addressing the state’s $2.8 billion budget gap remained elusive and the ability to turn any agreement …


Gregoire says her state’s best for business

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire jabbed back at her Idaho counterpart Tuesday over whose state is better for business. Washington got a better rating in Forbes Magazine for being business-friendly …


Washington data centers may get tax break

OLYMPIA – Developers of data centers could get a significant tax break to build their facilities in hard-hit rural areas of Washington as the state looks for an edge in …


Transportation plan passes

The state Legislature has passed an updated state transportation budget that lawmakers say will bankroll thousands of construction jobs.


Tax loophole has East Side data centers in mind

OLYMPIA – Developers of data centers could get a significant tax break to build their facilities in hard-hit rural areas of Washington as the state looks for an edge in …


Gregoire spurns Otter’s ‘love letter’

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire jabbed back at her Idaho counterpart today over whose state is better for business. Washington got a better rating in Forbes Magazine for being business-friendly …


Governor: Wash. school reform is required

Gov. Chris Gregoire said Tuesday that she’ll keep lawmakers in Olympia until they resolve their debate over school reform.


Gregoire says special session a possibility

With lawmakers racing to negotiate a budget and tax package, Gov. Chris Gregoire said Tuesday it’s possible she’ll need to call a special session to extend the talks beyond Thursday’s …


Washington lawmakers negotiate as session ticks away

OLYMPIA — (AP) The Washington House has approved a $680 million tax package that would shrink tax exemptions, collect more money from smokers and service businesses, and extend the sales …


Otter hopes to woo businesses

OLYMPIA – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is suggesting Washington businesses come over to his side of the border if taxes go up like they have in Oregon. In a “love …


Bail denial issue will be on ballot in fall

The Washington Legislature has given final approval to a constitutional amendment that would give judges more power in denying bail.


Wash. Legislature OKs ban on BPA in baby bottles

OLYMPIA — Washington state’s Legislature has approved a statewide ban on the chemical bisphenol A in baby bottles and other containers.


Washington Senate narrowly approves tax plan

OLYMPIA – With not a vote to spare, Washington Senate Democrats on Sunday approved an $805 million tax package that includes hikes in sales and business taxes, sending it to …


Senate passes tax plan

With not a vote to spare, Senate Democrats approved an $800 million tax package that includes hikes in sales and business taxes, sending it to the House for an almost …


GOP’s ‘emergency’ call wouldn’t change much

OLYMPIA – Republicans have argued for weeks the governor should declare a financial emergency and reopen the contracts with the state employees unions, cutting pay and benefits to help balance …


Senators spar over tax hike package

OLYMPIA – After more than four hours of sometimes contentious debate over a proposal to raise taxes on consumers and a wide range of businesses, Senate Democrats and Republicans put …


Senate delays vote on tax plan

OLYMPIA – After more than four hours of sometimes contentious debate over a proposal to raise taxes on consumers and a wide range of businesses, Senate Democrats and Republicans put …


Senate panel OKs tax hike

OLYMPIA – Despite warnings of wrath from voters in November, Senate Democrats moved a step closer to a vote on some $890 million in tax increases to fix the state’s …


Senate panel OKs Dems’ tax plan

OLYMPIA – Despite warnings of wrath from voters in November, Senate Democrats moved a step closer to a vote on some $890 million in tax increases to fix the state’s …


Income tax put forward

OLYMPIA – Senate Democrats may offer voters a choice: a higher sales tax or an income tax on people making more than $200,000 a year. With very short notice, the …


Senate Dems: Swap some sales tax for income tax on rich?

Senate Democrats may offer voters a choice of which tax they like better: a higher sales tax or an income tax on people making more than $200,000 a year.


Hospital feud prompts legislation

OLYMPIA – The Legislature came closer to stepping between two feuding hospital organizations in Spokane by changing laws that govern what happens when the board of a nonprofit corporation deadlocks. …


Tax plan progresses in spite of criticism

OLYMPIA – A new tax proposal would place unfair burdens on a wide range of residents, from janitors to plastic surgeons and cigar sellers to candy makers, opponents of the …


House enters tax plan fray

OLYMPIA – People who smoke, chew gum, drink bottled water or get a face lift would pay more taxes this year under a plan by House Democrats to find extra …


Wash. House Democrats detail $760 million tax plan

State House Democrats want to raise about $760 million in taxes by closing a long list of sales and business tax exemptions and collecting more money from smokers, bankers, lawyers …


Gregoire wants $4.1 million for droughts

Gov. Chris Gregoire is asking the Legislature to set aside $4.1 million for drought-relief projects that may be needed to counter below-average mountain snowpack this winter.


Lawmakers OK internee degrees

The Washington state Legislature has passed a measure that allows honorary degrees to be granted to students who were ordered into internment camps during World War II.


Idaho Health and Welfare offices to close

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says starting this Friday it will close its offices every other Friday through at least June 11 to save money.