A move to overhaul the state's medical marijuana system died in the Legislature after negotiations got bogged down over a push by House Republicans to divert a share of potential tax revenue from the state's new recreational system to cities and counties.
A move to overhaul the state’s medical marijuana system is likely dead in the Legislature this year after negotiations got bogged down over a push by House Republicans to divert a share of potential tax revenue from the state’s new recreational system to cities and counties.
Washington lawmakers adjourned Thursday without changing the state’s teacher evaluation system, which probably means Washington will lose its waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act, education leaders said.
A bill that would retain a $40 fee on real-estate sales which pays for homelessness prevention in Washington state has passed through the Legislature.
College-bound veterans and the homeless waited until the very end of the 60-day legislative session Thursday to learn their fates.
Lawmakers waited until the last minute to award veterans in-state tuition at Washington colleges and universities, but ultimately the popular legislation made it through the Legislature before it adjourned Thursday.
An attempt to change Washington's teacher evaluation system and keep the state's waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act appears to be dead in the Legislature.
The Legislature's budget compromise includes seed money for a Tacoma campus of the University of Washington Law School.
Washington lawmakers were expected to adjourn by midnight Thursday after approving a supplemental budget that boosts state spending overall by $155 million through June 2015.
It's Day 60 of the Legislature's 60-day regular session and for once, lawmakers appear ready to finish their work on time.
The Legislature moved this year to restrict gun access for people who are subject to restraining orders, a move supporters heralded as a victory for victims of domestic violence.
Todays seventh graders would be required to earn more credits to graduate from high school under a bill that cleared the state House Wednesday.
The average age of people signing up for health insurance through the state of Washington exchange has dropped a little since the state began ramping up its marketing to those under 35, according to numbers released Tuesday by the federal government.
It's the 59th day of the 60-day regular legislative session, and everyone is wondering if lawmakers will need extra time to finish their work.
Proposed regulations on medical marijuana are stalled because of a debate over what to do with the tax revenue from recreational marijuana.
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