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The plan includes $1 billion for public education and $400 million in tax cuts for property owners.
In protest, House Republicans refused to vote on the controversial bill.
How negotiations between Jay Inslee’s office, lawmakers, and media organizations led to the end of the controversial legislation.
The bill’s failure sets the stage for a possible initiative on the November ballot.
Legislators try to frame the bill as a win for open government, while opponents hope for veto by Governor Jay Inslee.
Governor’s pitch to tax carbon makes it to the Senate floor, but time is running out.
Critics slam the move as a blow to government transparency.
State Democrats push labor union-friendly bills while Republicans cry foul play.
Former U.S. Secretary of State said “Washington has an opportunity to lead.”
The measure would also update state oil spill contingency plans.
Senate Democrat slams their efforts as “unthoughtful sledgehammers.”
Bill moves out of committee with lower tax rate than governor proposed, a “monumental step.”
Premiums have skyrocketed, prompting a response from lawmakers.
Roughly $1 billion more is needed, and school districts want their local levies.
Transit advocates fear it will cut funding for key projects.
Bill would lower business and occupation tax by 40 percent over four years.
The vast majority of the state’s tax exemptions benefit businesses.
The hearing attracted passionate testimony from both sides of the issue.