A temporary boost in food aid for poor families expires Friday, meaning a reduction of roughly $10 a month for an individual or $36 for a family of four.
First an Elway Poll this month showed that support for the Tim Eyman-sponsored Initiative 517 was slipping but still had a majority in support by a 52 percent to 25 percent margin. The Seattle Times reports that support level is down from 58 percent in favor in September.
They dont expect the Hilton, said the inmates crammed into a cell at the states womens prison at Purdy, but a little elbow room would be nice.
Washington voters have reversed a ban on gay marriage here. Now the state's attorney general is joining others to argue that bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional.
Opponents to Initiative 522's mandatory labeling of foods made using genetic engineering have raised more than $21.4 million, a record for opponents to a Washington initiative. The measure is still slightly ahead in recent polling but opponents have contributed $4.2 million since Thursday.
The Washington Health Benefit Exchange says it has fixed a computer glitch discovered this week that miscalculated tax credits for some 8,000 people who signed up for coverage on the Healthplanfinder web site. T
A state agency has dropped its investigation into Michael King, who pleaded guilty this month to stealing from the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee while serving as its executive director.
Under an onslaught of television ads paid by agribusiness and food industry, the Yes on 522 campaign saw its huge margin of support for labeling genetically engineered foods slip dramatically in a single month, according to The Elway Poll released Monday.
The Washington Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday morning in a pair of pension cases that dealt with the Legislature's right to repeal retirement benefits it never meant to be permanent for state and local-government employees.
Thomas Steyer, the California environmentalist and billionaire who jumped into Washington state politics this year by helping bankroll ads in a state Senate race, has put another $3 million into his political organization -- but the group says the money won't be spent in Washington.
A Thurston County judge rejected a request by the Moms for Labeling group Wednesday to freeze $3.5 million still unspent by the No on 522 campaign committee. The committee is trying to defeat Initiative 522, which would require labels on packages of genetically engineered foods and seed stock sold in Washington.
As problems continue to dog the federally run health insurance marketplace, Washington’s state-run Healthplanfinder site is making steady, modest headway in getting people signed up for coverage in 2014.
State Rep. Larry Crouse, a Republican from Spokane Valley, will leave the Legislature Dec. 31 for family reasons, according to a press release his office sent out Monday.
Former Washington attorney general Rob McKenna says he favors a constitutional amendment as a way to counter last week's state Supreme Court ruling that upheld a governor's claim of executive privilege. Former governors Chris Gregoire and Gary Locke had invoked such a privilege claim in refusing to release certain sensitive public records, and Olympia-based Evergreen Freedom Foundation (now The Freedom Foundation) sued to strike down that claim.
As problems continue nationally with federally run health-insurance exchanges and President Obama is admitting flaws with the web site, Washington's state-run Healthplanfinder site is still making steady, modest headway getting people signed up for coverage in 2014.
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