The state of Washington expects to collect $50 billion in taxes and fees for its general operations in the next two years. The Legislature will debate how to spend it – and whether it’s enough.
The Washington Supreme Court hears arguments on greenhouse gas emissions rules adopted by the state Department of Ecology.
Spokane officials make another pitch for a state program to provide for tighter supervision of auto thieves after they leave prison.
Gov. Jay Inslee says he has no plans to resign his seat while running for president.
Gov. Jay Inslee signs presidential primary law.
Tribal members in Washington will have an easier time registering to vote and casting ballots under a law signed Thursday.
Washington owners of bump stocks can turn them in to the Washington State Patrol for $150 on four days in March.
Proposals to study universal health care and a new psychiatric hospital for the University of Washington in Seattle clear major hurdles in the Legislature.
Senate votes to ask Congress, voters to keep Washington on daylight saving time all year.
Bump-stock buyback program will be quick, if the Legislature agrees to a plan that comes up with the money.
Senate rejects effort to reduce the supermajority needed to pass school construction bond issues.
Washington is the latest state to sue major distributors of opioids, saying the companies made billions of dollars while ignoring signs of a growing crisis fueled by addiction to the drugs.
The Washington Senate has passed a measure that makes it easier for people with previous misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions to have those convictions vacated.
Legislative Democrats change Washington presidential primary so the results can be used to pick the nominee. Will state party use it?
Not happy about losing an hour’s sleep to daylight saving time? Legislature is trying to do away with the semi-annual clock change.
Washington State University’s plan to increase enrollment at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine caught in budget negotiations.
House and Senate pass measures to protect orcas.
Washington gun dealers will be required to conduct enhanced background checks when selling semi-automatic rifles starting July 1, even if they disagree with the initiative that requires them, Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson warned today.
Bill would ban single-use plastic grocery bags, require stores to charge 8 cents for paper or reusable replacements.
Convicted car thieves could be placed in community supervision after being released from prison as part of an effort to keep them from going back stealing again.
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