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Washington Legislature getting bluer in 2019

Democrats make gains in the Washington Legislature.


Knezovich: Senate budget puts public safety at risk

The state Senate’s proposed budget not only ignores the funding fix for local government, but it implements a new state property tax levy for education that is exempt from the …


Washington Sen. Andy Hill dies of lung cancer at age 54

Sen. Andy Hill, the key budget writer for the Washington state Senate, has died of lung cancer. He was 54.


Sen. Andy Hill announces his lung cancer has returned

Sen. Andy Hill, the key budget writer for Senate Republicans in Washington state, says he is battling a recurrence of lung cancer.


Senate panel holds hearing on early release of prisoners

A Senate panel moved into the next stage of its inquiry into the erroneous early release of prisoners in Washington state, releasing thousands of pages of documents gained through legislative …


Zombie politics shaping state Senate race

There’s more than civic pride riding on Friday night’s premiere of “Z Nation,” the zombie-apocalypse TV show filmed and produced in Spokane. It’s also become the symbolic centerpiece of Democratic …


Democrats investigate campaign director

SEATTLE – The executive director of the Democrats’ state Senate campaign committee is being investigated after indications that he made improper expenditures using the group’s money, lawmakers said Saturday. In …


Valley councilman, former state Sen. McCaslin dead at 84

Bob McCaslin, who spent 30 years in the state Senate fighting taxes and government expansion with consistent votes and ready jokes, died Sunday at 84. McCaslin, who was also in …


State Senate control hinges on tight races

SEATTLE – Democrats were holding onto slim leads in three races in King and Snohomish counties that will decide which party controls the state Senate next year, Thursday’s ballot returns …