Stories tagged: legislation
UPDATED: Sat., May 11, 2019, 8:59 p.m.
New abortion bans approved by four states still advancing elsewhere in the South and Midwest
Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 8:58 a.m.
Legislation has been introduced to honor a conservationist who led efforts to prevent the extinction of Idaho’s state raptor, the peregrine falcon.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 5:46 p.m.
Two bills dealing with cougars are in state senate committee hearings Thursday.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 12:47 p.m.
Lisa Brown joined the Washington Legislature in 1993 and rose to the highest level of power in the state Senate. Many of her legislative accomplishments came as the leader of …
Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 4:40 p.m.
The Senate passed the final version of a sweeping opioids’ package Wednesday afternoon and will send it to the White House just in time for lawmakers to campaign on the …
UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 5:28 p.m.
Iowa lawmakers have passed an unusual bill that would require many stores to stock eggs from caged chickens – a move designed to stop retailers from phasing them out.
Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
Russian lawmakers submitted legal amendments Tuesday that would allow the government to register international media outlets as foreign agents, a retaliatory move to a demand the U.S. made to a …
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017
Gov. Scott Walker signed a $3 billion incentive package Monday for Foxconn Technology Group to build a flat-screen plant in southeastern Wisconsin, a deal he says will provide thousands of …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., proposed legislation Thursday designed to increase access to affordable child care, including for families that work non-traditional hours. Murray called the bill “a smart investment in …
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 2:17 p.m.
The House voted Wednesday to speed the introduction of self-driving cars by giving the federal government authority to exempt automakers from safety standards not applicable to the technology, and to …
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 2:21 p.m.
President Donald Trump has yet to release a plan despite his campaign pledge to create jobs by building bigger and better transportation and other types of infrastructure projects.
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Top Senate Republicans prepared Wednesday to release their plan for dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law, a proposal that would cut and revamp Medicaid, end penalties on people not …
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
BOISE – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging two anti-abortion laws in Idaho now that lawmakers have repealed the targeted statutes. In 2015, Planned Parenthood of the Great …
Tue., May 9, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed a proposal that would bar doctors from performing late-term abortions and another that sought to allow lawmakers to carry concealed weapons in the Capitol and other …
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that would officially define mead in state law and allow the fermented honey drink to be sold and refilled in growlers …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
With one stroke of a pen, Gov. Terry Branstad is poised to make Iowa one of the friendliest states for gun owners.
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:23 p.m.
House Republicans have released their long-awaited bill dismantling much of former President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The measure would roll back the government’s health care role and is expected …
Sun., March 5, 2017, 11:23 p.m.
House Republicans, despite stiff political headwinds, are readying an ambitious push this week to begin moving legislation to replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act, a crucial test of …
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017
We must continue to address the horrifying and unacceptable intersection of gun violence and domestic violence
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 8:49 p.m.
Washington state has a high bar to criminally prosecute police officers who wrongfully kill people in Washington state, a standard that legislators are debating whether to change.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 8:54 a.m.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence told House Republicans in a closed-door meeting Thursday to be ready to move a lot of legislation next year.
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 1:01 p.m.
Legislation requiring Washington state residents to prove U.S. citizenship or legal residency to get state driver’s licenses so elections officials can ensure non-citizens are not trying to register to vote …
Tue., May 17, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
Buckling under conservative pressure, House Republicans pulled a legislative sleight of hand Tuesday and stripped a provision from the annual defense policy bill that would have required young women to …
Wed., May 11, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
Hawaii is the first state to pass legislation providing tax breaks to farmers to offset the cost of getting certified as organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Gov. David …
Tue., May 10, 2016, 12:20 p.m.
Utah’s first-in-the-nation requirement that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before some abortions takes effect Tuesday, but doctors say it’s unnecessary and impossible to comply with.
Tue., April 19, 2016, 11:36 a.m.
A policy barring a transgender student from using the boys’ restrooms at his Virginia high school is discriminatory, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
Tue., April 19, 2016, 8:41 a.m.
House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to endorse bipartisan legislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for any role that …
Mon., April 4, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Congress increasingly is being defined by what it’s not doing this election year.
Wed., March 16, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
The House State Affairs Committee discussed prohibiting Shariah law Wednesday, but ultimately decided to delay voting until Thursday.
Fri., Dec. 18, 2015, 10:49 p.m.
Requiring Wellpinit High School to change its team name is among the early bills filed for next session.