State Government HEADLINES
If theres no deal on the state budget by the end of the 30-day special legislative session June 11, Senate Democratic Leader Ed Murray predicts there wont be a deal when the fiscal year ends June 30.
A slew of legislators just spoke on the Senate floor to honor the late Sen. Mike Carrell making it clear that the Lakewood Republicans death last week leaves big shoes to fill. Someone could go to Olympia as soon as Tuesday to try to fill them.
Washington lawmakers have skittered past their June 1 legal deadline for approving a state government operations budget for the next two years, and Gov. Jay Inslee’s budget staff says it must look at options for running agencies if the political stalemate at the Capitol continues much later.
A week after the Interstate 5 Skagit River bridge collapse, the first bill hit the Legislature to restrict where overheight trucks can go.
BREMERTON – When Dusty, a 19-month-old black Labrador, walked past a pipe full of marijuana during a recent police search of a house, he was doing exactly what his handler hoped.
The Pierce County Council is facing pressure to speed up the process of naming a replacement for state Sen. Mike Carrell, who died Wednesday.
With Wednesdays untimely passing of state Sen. Mike Carrell, R-Lakewood, questions have emerged as to how and when his vacant 29th legislative district senate seat will be filled.
Lawmakers are debating how to close a potentially $160 million loophole in Washington’s estate tax even as the Department of Revenue prepares to begin issuing refunds to comply with a state Supreme Court ruling.
Inside the Fife headquarters of one of Washingtons biggest ignition-interlock companies, state director Steve Luce sits across from a whiteboard filled with enough blue-lettered new locations to leave an unmistakable impression: Business is booming.
Lawmakers are debating how to close a potentially $160 million loophole in Washingtons estate tax even as the Department of Revenue prepares to begin issuing refunds to comply with a state Supreme Court ruling.
State Sen. Mike Carrell of Lakewood was remembered Wednesday as a conservative Republican who authored a landmark student truancy law, pushed for mental health and criminal justice legislation, and dabbled in historic preservation and classic car restoration.
A year ago, you couldnt buy liquor at grocery stores in Washington. Now you can, but you probably pay more for it.
Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson is appealing a federal ruling ordering the state to fix culverts that block salmon passages.
As lawmakers work overtime in Olympia to finalize a new two-year spending plan, some want to begin budget negotiations earlier in the future to help prevent special sessions like this one.
The wide-ranging jobs plan Gov. Jay Inslee pitched while running for governor is still a work in progress, but some of his ideas are taking shape at a state agency he dubbed “dysfunctional” on the campaign trail.
FOB Tacoma: After mothballing armory, National Guard returning to Pierce County with new readiness center
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