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Proposal to increase new restrictions on marijuana businesses could be expensive and hard to enforce.
Splitting Eastern Washington off makes sense because its people are ignored, Rep. Matt Shea says.
State Sen. Andy Hill, the key budget writer for the Washington state Senate, has died of lung cancer. He was 54.
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.
School’s almost out but the argument over proper funding for public education is unlikely to take a vacation based on recent court filings.
Senate report on early release of prisoners criticizes Corrections Department management, governor’s office.
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.
A state rule that people can use a public restroom based on their gender identity rather than their anatomy will be reviewed by a joint legislative panel.
Committee report tells the Supreme Court what Legislature did and didn’t do to meet obligations to public schools.
OLYMPIA – The Legislature made progress toward the court mandate to improve public schools, but didn’t set aside money for the fine the court opposed for past failures to meet that mandate, a special committee said Wednesday.
A state board dismissed an ethics complaint against State Rep. Matt Shea for traveling to two protests against federal land policies.
Rep. Timm Ormsby was named chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.
Republican Rep. Kevin Parker won’t seek re-election
Rep. Kevin Parker is retiring after eight years in the House.
With some line-item vetoes, Gov. Jay Inslee signed the supplemental operating and capital budgets.
Lobbyists give the 2016 session a low grade. Campaign finance trial delayed. Bees coming to Capitol campus.
Lobbyists asked to grade the 2016 legislative session turn in some low marks.
OLYMPIA – When a legislative session ends, a pile of bills wind up on a governor’s desk to become law or be vetoed, but an even bigger pile were introduced and never made it that far.
Some bills got caught the public’s attention briefly but didn’t get all the way through the Legislature.
New laws cover suicide attempts, old school buildings, wood stoves in