Stories tagged: 2016 washington legislature
Wed., Jan. 16, 2019
Proposal to increase new restrictions on marijuana businesses could be expensive and hard to enforce.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016
Splitting Eastern Washington off makes sense because its people are ignored, Rep. Matt Shea says.
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016
Washington Sen. Andy Hill, Redmond Republican who led budget committee, dies of lung cancer at age 54
State Sen. Andy Hill, the key budget writer for the Washington state Senate, has died of lung cancer. He was 54.
Thu., June 16, 2016
Imagine the Legislature was in charge of funding Washington State University athletics, and Bill Moos was in charge of paying the bills for state schools.
Sun., June 12, 2016
School’s almost out but the argument over proper funding for public education is unlikely to take a vacation based on recent court filings.
Wed., May 25, 2016
Senate report on early release of prisoners criticizes Corrections Department management, governor’s office.
Mon., May 23, 2016
A state rule allowing people to use a public restroom based on their gender identity rather than their anatomy will be reviewed by a legislative panel.
Wed., May 11, 2016
Committee report tells the Supreme Court what Legislature did and didn’t do to meet obligations to public schools.
Tue., May 10, 2016
A state board dismissed an ethics complaint against State Rep. Matt Shea for traveling to two protests against federal land policies.
Tue., May 3, 2016
Republican Rep. Kevin Parker won’t seek re-election
Mon., April 18, 2016
With some line-item vetoes, Gov. Jay Inslee signed the supplemental operating and capital budgets.
Sun., April 17, 2016
Lobbyists give the 2016 session a low grade. Campaign finance trial delayed. Bees coming to Capitol campus.
Wed., April 6, 2016
Some bills got caught the public’s attention briefly but didn’t get all the way through the Legislature.
Mon., April 4, 2016
New laws cover suicide attempts, old school buildings, wood stoves in
Sun., April 3, 2016
How the fourth DUI in Washington remained a misdemeanor.
Sat., April 2, 2016
Spokane law enforcement got a $300,000 surprise in 2016 state budget, money to fight property crimes.
Thu., March 31, 2016
Elections officials will no longer have their names on some voter materials in a year when they’re running for re-election.
Wed., March 30, 2016
Capital budget passed, vetoes overridden in final hours of 2016 legislative session.
UPDATED: Tue., March 29, 2016
Legislature has a negotiated deal on a supplemental budget. Lawmakers will try to pass it Tuesday and adjourn
Tue., March 29, 2016
New Washington college savings plan becomes law.
Mon., March 28, 2016
OLYMPIA – Legislators reached a tentative deal Monday on changes to the state’s main budget, but the public won’t see details until Tuesday, shortly before voting on the spending plan …
Fri., March 25, 2016
Gov. Jay Inslee signs a transportation budget, says lawmakers making “some progress” on operating budget.
Wed., March 23, 2016
Special session to continue into next week.
Wed., March 23, 2016
Senate committee demands records about former Corrections Secretary Bernie Warner from department and governor’s office.
Tue., March 15, 2016
Bills to eliminate the sales tax on feminine hygiene products in the 2016 session didn’t get a hearing.
Sun., March 13, 2016
An aerospace company tax break debate made for interesting allies.
Fri., March 11, 2016
The morning after the Legislature is called into special session and Gov. Jay Inslee vetoes 27 bills, Senate Republicans release a new budget proposal.
Fri., March 11, 2016
Shortly after lawmakers adjourned their regular session and started their special session, Gov. Jay Inslee announced he had vetoed 27 of the bills they’d already passed because of their failure …
Thu., March 10, 2016
A possible fix to Washington’s charter school law received final approval from lawmakers Thursday, giving the schools a chance of staying open with Lottery money.
Wed., March 9, 2016
Washington state House of Representatives passes changes to charter school law in effort to keep them open.