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The Senate approved a bill to set up a task force that would come up with a plan next year to meet court mandated obligations to public schools.
Police officers could recommend mental health professionals contact a person who has threatened
Companion bills would keep certain information about marijuana business from the public.
OLYMPIA -- One never knows what one will encounter at the Capitol when the Legislature is in session.
A rule on use of public restrooms drew dueling protests to the Washington Capitol.
“Transportation is a nonpartisan issue,” Sen. Ann Rivers, R-Vancouver, said in a debate over an appointment to the state Transportation Commission. Could’ve fooled everybody last week when the Senate majority voted to dump Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson.
As the paper shuffles.
Are celebrations over the end of last year's session showing up nine months later?
Bits of attempted levity can show up at unusual times in the Legislature.
Sometimes mirth breaks out at unexpected times in the Capitol.
Senate rejects supermajority for taxes constitutional amendment.
The Senate is debating, and will ultimately vote, this morning on a constitutional amendment to require two-thirds majorities for tax increases.
House approves bill designed to help churches that temporarily house the homeless.
The House overwhelmingly approved a bill that requires insurance companies to cover 12-month refills of birth control pills for their enrollees
What’s the fallout from the rejection of the state transportation secretary? Hard feelings and distrust, for sure. Higher bond costs, no. Longer session, unknown.
OLYMPIA – Transgender people can continue to use restrooms and other public facilities based on the gender with which they identify. The Senate narrowly rejected an effort to repeal a rule approved late last year by the Human Rights Commission which allows people to use public restrooms, bathrooms and locker rooms based on their gender identity, n
A bill to negate a newly codified rule on the use of public restrooms and other facilities by trangender people failed by one vote.
Spokane churches that temporarily shelter the homeless are seeking help from the Legislature to keep the program going.
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee holds press conference about the Senate rejecting his transporation secretary.
Sometimes legislators go stray into unreal numbers to support their bills.