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Four key bills targeting sexual harassment passed both chambers and were waiting to be signed by the Washington State governor before the end of session… Continue reading
The plan includes $1 billion for public education and $400 million in tax cuts for property owners.
It was not always a civil process, but two diametrically opposed groups managed to find common ground.
With the governor’s signature, the Reproductive Parity Act will allow state funding for abortion and contraception services.
If signed, the new law will also protects student advisers who defend the free speech rights of student journalists.
It will be illegal in Washington to sell or own devices that make semiautomatic guns fire more rapidly.
In protest, House Republicans refused to vote on the controversial bill.
The Senate and House disagree over whether lost revenue from a lower fee should be offset right away.
How negotiations between Jay Inslee’s office, lawmakers, and media organizations led to the end of the controversial legislation.
It should result in reduction of the cost of vehicle licenses. The bill now goes to the state House.
Meantime, news organizations, including this one, have agreed to pause a lawsuit over access.
The bill’s failure sets the stage for a possible initiative on the November ballot.
What did they do, and what matters to you?
The bill would allow, but not require, adults to carry concealed weapons.
The bill would allow those who feel they are at risk of suicide to add their name to a do-not-sell list.
Legislators try to frame the bill as a win for open government, while opponents hope for veto by Governor Jay Inslee.
If passed, the new law would allocate money to schools for emergency response and raise the age required to purchase assault-style weapons.
Governor’s pitch to tax carbon makes it to the Senate floor, but time is running out.
Before heading to the governor’s desk, the bill will return to the Senate for another vote.
Critics slam the move as a blow to government transparency.