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There’s nothing quite like the threat of a government shutdown July 1 to infuse urgency into negotiations on a new state budget.
One of Snohomish County’s most conservative Republican lawmakers has quietly begun a campaign to unseat incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene.
The way Washington pays for public schools is illegal. But there’s no simple fix, and school leaders worry that state lawmakers are considering potential remedies that might not be better and, in some cases, could be worse.
It took 207 days of campaigning through two elections in 2012 for Troy Xavier Kelley to secure the job as Washington’s state auditor. It required only a few minutes Monday to erase nearly every scratch of evidence he is still in office.
State lawmakers are up for a raise in the next two years.
You know the quadrennial quandary in this state about how to make the presidential primary meaningful? There’s an answer for 2016: It won’t be, so it’s going to be canceled.
There’s a good chance marijuana will be in front of voters again this fall. This time, though, the decision will be whether to keep the industry out, not whether to let it in.
There will be no pomp or ceremony today when Gov. Jay Inslee plans to sit down with the Democrat and Republican leaders of the House and Senate to talk budget.
Five months ago voters said they wanted smaller classes in Washington public schools. Seven months from now lawmakers want to ask them, "Did you really mean it?"
No one but Troy Xavier Kelley knows how long he will be the state auditor of Washington.
March 5 was Hump Day in the 2015 legislative session, day 53 of 105, after which lawmakers adjourn. At least that’s their hope. Here are five landmarks of the Olympia session thus far and the road ahead.
Any day now the state Senate will be voting on a plan to raise the gas tax and car tab fees in order to pay for billions of dollars in transportation projects.
The wait is nearly over. Senate Republicans, after two years of avoidance, are putting the final touches on a multibillion-dollar transportation package and could make it public as early as Thursday.
OLYMPIA — Lawmakers, teachers and the state public schools chief are gearing up for another battle over whether student test scores should be used to evaluate teachers and principals.
Lawmakers are looking at ways to make the election process cheaper for voters, easier to see who is funding campaigns and harder to run initiatives with financial consequences.
Gov. Jay Inslee says he is approaching the upcoming session of the Legislature “very differently” than he did in his first two years as the state’s chief executive.
With the start of another year comes the promise of another session of the state Legislature and the prospect — no, make that a guarantee — of more laws.
Tis two days after session and all through the Dome, not a member is working since they all have gone home ...
Chris Erickson describes himself as “your typical gun owner who wants to be left alone.”
When Snohomish City Council members voted to ban recreational marijuana businesses in the city, they joined a growing rebellion against the state’s newest industry.