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The planned investigation of a legislator accused of a 2007 rape during his re-election campaign was dropped Tuesday amid partisan recriminations.
In a tough campaign season for King County Republicans and with the cloud of a rape allegation hanging over him, Washington state Sen. Joe Fain on Friday night conceded the 47th District election to Democratic challenger Mona Das.
Three county-council members say Councilmember Kathy Lambert's comments about rape allegations leveled against Sen. Joe Fain “do not represent the King County Council.”
After watching the Brett Kavanaugh hearing, Candace Faber texted a friend. “I want to name my assailant,” she wrote. “He’s in the state senate.” Sen. Joe Fain denies the allegation.
Voters have the right to know who’s paying for a politician’s campaign. This is why we’ve sponsored the Washington DISCLOSE Act, which stands for “Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting a Light On Spending in Elections.”
Student journalists at public schools and colleges will be free to publish what they want, without the fear of administrative backlash, under a new law signed Wednesday.
The Legislature’s three special sessions prompted legislators to file per diem claims for more than $445,000 in expenses. But the amount claimed varies widely.
Legislature starts its third special session with Gov. Jay Inslee vowing to veto a short-term budget.
No movement on the state 2017-19 budget as Legislature opens its special session.
NARAL stages a photo op at the Capitol as the regular session of the Legislature winds down and a special session looms.
Washington could try to block a federal effort to allow internet providers to sell customer data without their permission.
Republicans push their proposed overhaul of public school funding and policies toward a vote in the full Senate.
In the Senate, 25 is the magic number.
If Friday's Senate session was on Sesame Street, it would have been brought to you by the number 25.
Republican Mark Schoesler and Democrat Sharon Nelson re-elected to top Senate leadership posts.
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.
Bills to eliminate the sales tax on feminine hygiene products in the 2016 session didn’t get a hearing.
OLYMPIA – Any new tax in Washington will require support from at least two-thirds of the Senate under a rule change Republicans pushed through the chamber in the early hours of the 2015 session. The change was part of partisan dueling on the opening day of the session. Republicans lost a vote on the position of Senate president pro tem when two members defected to the Democrats, but held together and passed a potentially more consequential rule change.