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Bill moves out of committee with lower tax rate than governor proposed, a “monumental step.”
Opponents say that such a move would undermine the safety and rights of gun owners.
Premiums have skyrocketed, prompting a response from lawmakers.
Bipartisan bills in the House and Senate could remove Cold War-era emergency planning restrictions.
Roughly $1 billion more is needed, and school districts want their local levies.
University of Washington students from the Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma campuses met with lawmakers on Monday to lobby for support of higher education bills during… Continue reading
The operation also faces possible closure if legislators pass a bill that would ban the use of Atlantic salmon in state aquaculture.
Two decades after a voter-approved initiative made the practice illegal, legislators are calling for a reversal.
Transit advocates fear it will cut funding for key projects.
In the midst of the #MeToo movement, legislators seek a culture shift.
Bill would lower business and occupation tax by 40 percent over four years.
Democrat Frank Chopp has had the speaker title since 1999, and he says he’s not retiring this year.
Senator Kevin Ranker says the orca population in Puget Sound is down to 83, the lowest it had ever been.
The bipartisan effort is intended to send a message to the other Washington while creating opportunities for young immigrants.
The bill would expand an existing law that takes guns from perpetrators of domestic violence.
The vast majority of the state’s tax exemptions benefit businesses.
More than 100 were on hand to lobby state government on issues including the welfare of indigenous women and children, and a planned liquified natural gas facility in Tacoma.
The bill has support from Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
The march, which is timed to the anniversary of Roe v Wade, took place as legislators considered bills that would broaden access to abortion services.
The hearing attracted passionate testimony from both sides of the issue.