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House Democrats unveil savings plan

OLYMPIA – Rushing to save money before Washington’s budget woes worsen, House Democrats on Monday proposed cuts and other changes that they said will save $640 million by July. “We …


House Democrats eye more than $600 million in cuts

Rushing to save money before Washington’s budget woes worsen, House Democrats on Monday proposed cuts and other changes that they said will save $640 million by July. Among them, spending …


Budget cuts of $105 million proposed

OLYMPIA – Saying they want to be “quick but deliberate,” state lawmakers Thursday proposed $105 million in state budget cuts. And they promised much more to come. Among the fast-track …


Wash. Legislature takes first whack at budget

Majority Democrats in the Legislature are unveiling their plans for immediate budget cuts. The state is facing a deficit of about $6 billion through the 2011 fiscal year. There’s pressure …


Wash. lawmakers may help military families

The Legislature is considering a bill that would help smooth the transition for children of military parents when they transfer into a Washington school district.


Spokane projects could see more than $100 million from stimulus

Trying to kick-start the state’s lagging economy, Gov. Chris Gregoire on Thursday unveiled a $1.2 billion proposal that includes more than $90 million in buildings at Spokane-area colleges, repaving local …


Capitol dressed to nines for ball

OLYMPIA – Thursday, state lawmakers will resume their pick-and-shovel work with the state budget, trying to find the least painful ways to bridge a $6 billion budget shortfall. But first, …


State Senate Democrats offer jobs package

OLYMPIA – Trying to spark job growth, Democrats in Washington’s state Senate on Tuesday proposed a “middle-class jobs package” focused on retraining, environmental jobs and building infrastructure such as statewide …


Clark: Dylan’s words fitting for legislative theme song

Brother. Nothing puts a stain on a fresh new year like hearing that the Washington Liars Club (aka “The Legislature”) is back in business. One moment we’re all looking ahead …


In Olympia, Democrats unveil jobs package

OLYMPIA – Washington’s lawmakers Monday kicked off a high-pressure legislative session with prayers, a pledge and vows not to let today’s budget crisis eclipse tomorrow’s hopes. “These may not be …


Legislature begins high-stakes session

OLYMPIA – Washington’s lawmakers on Monday kicked off a high-pressure legislative session with prayers, a pledge, and vows to not let today’s budget crisis eclipse tomorrow’s hopes.


Wash. Rep. Bill Grant dies of lung cancer

WALLA WALLA — Rep. Bill Grant, a rare Democrat representing Eastern Washington, died just one month after he was diagnosed with lung cancer.


Bill would widen DNA tests

TACOMA – Rep. Mark Miloscia, D-Federal Way, says he plans to introduce a bill in the 2009 Legislature that will put the state on the same page with the federal …


Our View: Governor’s proposal reflects harsh reality

Christmas is over, and Santa Claus has taken his bag of presents back to the North Pole. The season of giving has passed, and all is ready for the Washington …


Tight budgets threaten initiatives

OLYMPIA – When Washington state voters don’t want to wait on the notoriously slow legislative process, they don’t hesitate to go to the ballot. More than 100 initiatives have appeared …


Colleges react to proposed cuts

News that would have sent panic through community colleges a year ago is instead being met with a bit of relief.


Some lawmakers want tax increases considered

Gov. Chris Gregoire’s proposal to close a projected budget deficit without raising taxes drew praise from Republicans and “wait and see” comments from fellow Democrats Thursday. If it holds up …