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.
The operation also faces possible closure if legislators pass a bill that would ban the use of Atlantic salmon in state aquaculture.
University of Washington students from the Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma campuses met with lawmakers on Monday to lobby for support…
Two decades after a voter-approved initiative made the practice illegal, legislators are calling for a reversal.
In the midst of the #MeToo movement, legislators seek a culture shift.
Transit advocates fear it will cut funding for key projects.
Bill would lower business and occupation tax by 40 percent over four years.
The bipartisan effort is intended to send a message to the other Washington while creating opportunities for young immigrants.
Senator Kevin Ranker says the orca population in Puget Sound is down to 83, the lowest it had ever been.
Democrat Frank Chopp has had the speaker title since 1999, and he says he’s not retiring this year.
The vast majority of the state’s tax exemptions benefit businesses.
The bill would expand an existing law that takes guns from perpetrators of domestic violence.
The bill has support from Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
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 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.
One Senate bill would prohibit internet service providers from exercising “deceptive” tactics and impairing or blocking legal web content.