Stories tagged: timm ormsby
UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020
With a day left before session ends, Washington legislators cut nearly $1 billion from proposed spending plan to prepare for possible downturn
Facing uncertainty over a possible economic downturn from the novel coronavirus outbreak and the need to fight the outbreak that has claimed more than two dozen lives, lawmakers said they …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 24, 2020
House and Senate leaders released plans to spend an extra $1 billion on state programs over the next 16 months, taking advantage of an influx in unexpected tax revenue from …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020
The odds in favor of sports betting becoming legal at tribal casinos in Washington got substantially better Thursday evening as the House passed a proposal with overwhelming support.
Tue., Oct. 29, 2019
I-976 is bad news for everyone who lives and works in the Spokane region..
Wed., July 24, 2019
Residents of central Spokane’s 3rd Legislative District will have a chance to seek answers from their lawmakers on Thursday afternoon.
UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019
Rent control has gained ground in New York, but less so in Spokane, where homelessness and rental scarcity are problems that lawmakers are now seeking to alleviate with different approaches.
Sat., May 4, 2019
‘Bursting at the seams:’ Crosswalk Teen shelter plans move to new facility, secures $1 million in first round of funding
The Crosswalk Teen Shelter – Spokane’s oldest emergency youth shelter – is “bursting at the seams.”
Sat., April 27, 2019
Legislature moves toward passing a $52.4 billion operating budget and adjourning today.
UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019
House Democrats’ budget calls more spending on schools, mental health and college scholarships, plus new taxes to help pay for it.
Sun., Feb. 10, 2019
School districts and lawmakers across the state struggle with some of the things the McCleary fix didn’t fix.
Sun., Jan. 13, 2019
Spokane and the rest of Eastern Washington finds itself in an enviably strong position as legislators return to the capital Monday for the 2019 session.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018
Democratic state Reps. Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli have won new terms representing Washington’s 3rd Legislative District, which covers the city of Spokane.
Tue., Oct. 16, 2018
Central Spokane’s 3rd Legislative District encompasses some of the poorest neighborhoods in Washington. Its residents need representatives in the state House who have the skill, experience and influence to navigate …
Mon., Sept. 17, 2018
Voters and donors aren’t backing away from incumbent 3rd District Representative Timm Ormsby, a Democrat, despite him being charged with driving under the influence in February. Since then Ormsby has …
Wed., May 30, 2018
State Rep. Timm Ormsby pleads guilty to reckless driving after rolling his Jeep and being charged with DUI.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018
Rep. Timm Ormsby charged in Olympia with driving under the influence after rolling his Jeep.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017
One of the surprises to those trying to quit is all of the help that is available. Insurance may cover nicotine patches, gum, lozenges and other medications that control cravings.
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017
Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart has called out other local leaders to join him in a challenge to quit smoking, including state Rep. Timm Ormsby (D-Spokane) and Spokane City …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017
A group of Democratic lawmakers want Washington State University to take stronger actions against College Republicans to ensure minority students feel safe on campus.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017
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.
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017
Legislature passes 2017-19 operating budget and a major revision to the property tax system on the last day of the fiscal year to stave off a partial government shutdown.
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017
Legislators have gone later than ever without at least an agreement “in principle” on the budget needed to keep the state running after June 30. They also lack agreement on …
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017
Washington’s economic forecast calls for an extra $87 million for the next two years, but that may not be much of help at breaking the logjam over the state’s 2017-19 …
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017
No movement on the state 2017-19 budget as Legislature opens its special session.
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017
Sen. Mike Padden’s bill to tighten state DUI laws finally passes Legislature
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017
Argument over the conditions for the start of serious budget negotiations makes a special session increasingly likely.
UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017
The outcome of budget votes is rarely in doubt, but that doesn’t stop the political maneuvering.
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017
House Democrats pushed through a $44.9 billion two-year budget Friday that they said keeps faith with the contract between the generations in Washington. Republican criticized it as a plan that …
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017
Washington lawmakers say they can’t plan yet for health care changes as GOP hopes to repeal Obamacare stall in Congress
Changes to the Affordable Care Act could be costly to Washington, but lawmakers say there are too many variables to make firm plans yet.
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017
State tax revenue up slightly but budget writers don’t agree on what that means for taxes and spending overall.