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Senate Majority Leader Sharon Nelson won’t seek re-election

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Sharon Nelson has announced she won’t seek re-election this year.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018

Gov. Jay Inslee calls for restrictions on military style semi-automatic rifles

The Legislature should make it harder to buy a military style, semi-automatic rifle, and require the buyer to be at least 21, Gov. Jay Inslee said.

UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017

Special session starts with no sign of budget negotiations

No movement on the state 2017-19 budget as Legislature opens its special session.

Mark Schoesler re-elected majority leader in Washington state senate

Ritzville Republican Mark Schoesler gets second term as Senate majority leader.

Budget talks stall along partisan lines

OLYMPIA – Budget negotiations between Washington House Democrats and Senate Republicans stalled Wednesday evening, with each side accusing the other of forcing the legislative session past its scheduled April 26 …

Education, transportation top priorities of Washington Legislature

OLYMPIA – The 2014 session of the Washington Legislature may be one of short duration, small tweaks and low expectations. Legislators will continue last year’s struggles over roads and abortion. …

Washington school safety funding wins OK

OLYMPIA – Washington state would spend $10 million over the next two years to protect schools as part of a construction proposal that moved quickly through the state Senate on …