Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he had a productive meeting with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Sunday to discuss options to preserve the state's waiver from provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind law.
Democrats in the state House are gearing up for another fight with the Senate over tax disclosures as the Legislature moves toward a March 13 adjournment.
Doctors and licensed therapists in Washington could soon be barred from trying to turn gay teens straight through techniques known as “conversion therapy.”
Legislation that would have helped Washington state keep its waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act failed on the floor of the state Senate Tuesday, potentially jeopardizing the use of $44 million in federal education funds.
State lawmakers want to make sure the so-called knockout game doesnt come to Washington.
Several members of the Legislature and at least one member of Congress plan to talk to constituents this weekend at town hall meetings.
The House and Senate worked late into the night Monday and resume today for the last day that House bills can be moved out of the House or Senate bills out of the Senate.
It's Presidents' Day but the Legislature isn't taking the holiday off. Floor action in the House and Senate will be in full swing as lawmakers try to advance bills before a Tuesday deadline.
Lawmakers in the Senate and House could consider any number of bills on the floor Friday.
The Senate’s Republican-dominated majority showed its cards Thursday, saying half of the 26-member group supports a proposal to raise the gas tax by 111/2 cents while also making changes in how transportation money is spent.
Gov. Jay Inslee granted pay increases to three more state agency directors Feb. 1, bringing to nine the number of cabinet agency leaders who received raises in the past six months.
Elected legislators in the state House want to keep their jobs. No, the other ones.
At least half of the 26-member Senate majority supports a new proposal that would raise the gas tax by 11 1/2 cents while making changes in how transportation money is spent, Sen. Curtis King says.
OLYMPIA -- The American Cancer Society got a big boost Wednesday, with news that one of its primary focuses -- a bill banning tanning bed access to minors -- cleared the state Senate.
Some key Republican lawmakers took Gov. Jay Inslee to task Wednesday for declaring a moratorium a day earlier on executing murderers. But other legislators from South are welcoming the debate that Inslee’s decision will bring in the next year in a lead-up to what could become a serious look at the death penalty by the Legislature.
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