Legislature HEADLINES
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Published March 17th, 2014 - 8:22PM
University Place School Board President Christine Kilduff is running for an open state House seat.
Published March 14th, 2014 - 12:05AM
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.
Published March 14th, 2014 - 12:05AM
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.
Published March 13th, 2014 - 11:42PM
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.
Published March 13th, 2014 - 10:45PM
College-bound veterans and the homeless waited until the very end of the 60-day legislative session Thursday to learn their fates.
Published March 13th, 2014 - 10:22PM
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.
Published March 13th, 2014 - 6:59PM
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.
Published March 13th, 2014 - 3:01PM
The Legislature's budget compromise includes seed money for a Tacoma campus of the University of Washington Law School.
Published March 13th, 2014 - 12:37PM
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.
Published March 13th, 2014 - 8:05AM
It's Day 60 of the Legislature's 60-day regular session and for once, lawmakers appear ready to finish their work on time.
Published March 12th, 2014 - 9:55PM
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.
Published March 12th, 2014 - 8:36PM
Today’s seventh graders would be required to earn more credits to graduate from high school under a bill that cleared the state House Wednesday.
Published March 12th, 2014 - 8:19AM
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.
Published March 11th, 2014 - 6:09PM
Proposed regulations on medical marijuana are stalled because of a debate over what to do with the tax revenue from recreational marijuana.
Published March 11th, 2014 - 5:08PM
State employees and students in public schools will be able to take off two days per year for religious reasons under a measure headed to Gov. Jay Inslee.
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