Stories tagged: state senate
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 9:40 p.m.
The planned investigation of a legislator accused of a 2007 rape during his re-election campaign was dropped Tuesday amid partisan recriminations.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 7:46 a.m.
Some things that could change now that control of the state Senate will switch from Republican to Democrat in this year’s election.
Sun., May 28, 2017
Control of the state Senate next year is likely to be decided by a special election race in King County suburbs between two novice candidates.
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017
In the Senate, 25 is the magic number.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 11:39 p.m.
Sen. Brian Dansel resigns his seat to take a job with U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 5:50 p.m.
Sen. Mike Baumgartner files amendment to state constitution calling for Legislature to have sole authority to set school funding
How to come up with enough money for public schools is likely to consume much of the 2017 legislative session, but a Spokane senator has a suggestion to redirect the …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 5:46 p.m.
Ritzville Republican Mark Schoesler gets second term as Senate majority leader.
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 6:18 p.m.
Washington Sen. Andy Hill, Redmond Republican who led budget committee, dies of lung cancer at age 54
State Sen. Andy Hill, the key budget writer for the Washington state Senate, has died of lung cancer. He was 54.
Thu., March 10, 2016, 10:11 a.m.
State senators took time Wednesday to say goodbye to longtime Republican lawmaker Sen. Don Benton, who is retiring at the end of this year.
Wed., Nov. 12, 2014, 3:09 p.m.
State Sen. Mike Baumgartner and his wife Eleanor are expecting their fourth baby in April, his office said Wednesday.
Wed., April 2, 2014
Although he’s been raising money for nearly a year, state Sen. Mike Baumgartner makes it official Thursday with a formal kickoff breakfast for his re-election campaign. Republican Baumgartner, 38, was …
Tue., July 10, 2012, 7:53 a.m.
OLYMPIA — Dino Rossi is going to be a state senator once again. The Metropolitan King County Council appointed Rossi on Monday to serve out the remainder of former Sen. …
UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2012, 2 p.m.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Sen. Majority Leader Lisa Brown announced Thursday that she won’t run for re-election and will leave her seat in the state Legislature after her term expires at …
Sun., March 13, 2011, 12:35 p.m.
Former State Sen. Bob McCaslin, a 30-year veteran of the Legislature known for his quick wit and fiscal conservatism, died today.
Sun., Feb. 20, 2011
Now that most dust has settled from filling the Spokane Valley’s 4th District Senate seat, it may be safe to answer the question of who was guilty of committing politics …