Stories tagged: jamie pedersen
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020
Federal attorneys fire opening shot in fight over immigration enforcement restrictions in state of Washington
Federal attorneys in Seattle filed what may be an opening shot in a battle over immigration policies and their enforcement.
Sun., Jan. 26, 2020
People who don’t spend much time in legislative hearings might be surprised to know the state is apparently awash with constitutional scholars.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019
Proposed additions to gun-free zones advance but don’t include libraries.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019
A proposal to give lawmakers special exemptions to keep some records secret was denounced by media and open government advocates.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019
Washington residents could become the first people in the nation who could decide to become “human compost” after they die.
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018
Washington would allow surrogate mothers to be paid more than just their expenses under changes to state law defining parental rights approved by the Senate.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018
Senate committee approves elimination of death penalty for most murders.
Tue., Jan. 23, 2018
Democratic control of the Senate means 2018 could be the year that Washington abolishes the death penalty, Attorney General Bob Ferguson says.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018
Senate committee passes ban on bump stock devices on a party-line vote.
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017
Senate resolution honors late Judge Sam Cozza.
Mon., March 6, 2017
Senate passes major reforms for the state prison system prompted by the mistakes that led to early releases for some inmates and at least two deaths.
Sun., March 13, 2016
An aerospace company tax break debate made for interesting allies.
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016
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.
Sat., May 9, 2015
OLYMPIA – Obeying federal requirements to make state law conform to an international treaty on child support is forcing a special session in Idaho. But on Friday, legislation that allows …
Sat., Nov. 22, 2014
OLYMPIA – A Pasco-based government watchdog made a pitch Friday for district elections to the Supreme Court and two Spokane Valley law enforcement officers told legislators about rising arrest numbers …
Thu., June 27, 2013
OLYMPIA – Same-sex couples in Washington, one of the first states where voters legalized their marriages, stand to gain hundreds of legal benefits as federal courts and agencies weigh the …
Wed., March 13, 2013
OLYMPIA – Democrats abandoned a bill to require wider background checks for gun purchases late Tuesday, after disagreements over the proposals caused the House of Representatives to grind to a …
Fri., March 1, 2013
OLYMPIA – Legislators have waited months for the Washington Supreme Court to answer a political question that has roiled the state for two decades: Can voters force them to round …
Wed., Feb. 20, 2013
OLYMPIA – A bill requiring almost all gun buyers in Washington to undergo a background check passed a key House panel Tuesday and will likely be part of a package …