A package of legislation introduced Monday in the Senate finally put a transportation tax plan in bill form.
Gov. Jay Inslee and state schools chief Randy Dorn said last week theyd be introducing a bill to bring Washington states teacher evaluation system in line with federal demands. That bill showed up Monday -- but so did another plan floated by the Senate's chief budget writer.That bill showed up Monday.
House Democrats are poised to pass their version of the state budget on the House floor, along with a bipartisan school-construction plan funded by borrowing against lottery revenue.
State lawmakers want to encourage workplaces, hospitals and day cares to be more breast-feeding-friendly. But first, they think they should start with themselves.
Washington lawmakers say they are still working on a school funding plan they can give to the state Supreme Court by April 30. The question is: what kind of plan? And will it only be one?
A package of legislation that will be introduced Monday in the state Senate finally puts a transportation tax plan in bill form.
House Democrats' version of the state budget is expected to get a vote Friday in the Ways and Means Committee, a day after the Senate cast a bipartisan vote on its own budget plan.
The morning starts off with an 8 a.m. hearing and possible vote on two bipartisan construction plans: the House capital budget and a proposal to borrow against lottery proceeds for school construction.
Family members describe Jane Hungerford-Trapp as charismatic, smart and beautiful someone who dealt with her fair share of inner demons, but liked to dance and have fun.
A bipartisan plan for paying for public schools emerged Wednesday in the state House, offering a creative way to pay for $700 million in school construction by borrowing against $50 million a year in future state Lottery profits.
Lawmakers introduced on Wednesday a measure that would gradually lower liquor sales taxes from 20.5 percent to 6.5 percent over eight years.
All of the Legislature's spending plans to date put new money into mental health programs, but the House suggests roughly doubling what the Senate proposed two days earlier.
House leaders will unveil their proposed supplemental budget at noon, two days after the Senate released its plan.
Senate Democratic leaders proposed Tuesday to close four tax-code exemptions – including one used by oil refiners – that would collectively raise $100.6 million for K-12 public schools this year and $202.9 million over the following two years.
The Senate’s majority caucus proposed a supplementary budget Monday that increases funding for a soon-to-be signed measure expanding college financial aid to include students who were brought to the state illegally as children.
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