Private companies often can do large print jobs faster and cheaper than state government can do in-house, according to a state determination that will expand the private sector’s role in the printing of state documents.
Three teams of architects and contractors have formally submitted their rival proposals for the next state office building planned in Olympia.
Education leaders in Olympia are scrambling to find a path forward after state lawmakers voted down legislation aimed at keeping Washingtons waiver from federal the No Child Left Behind Act.
Legislation to allow senior centers to serve alcohol on site without repeatedly applying for a liquor license is finding traction in the Legislature, with many in support of helping the centers raise funds through the sale of alcohol.
The Washington State Liquor Control Board announced Wednesday that it will issue marijuana licenses to all who qualify, regardless of pot bans in local jurisdictions.
Economic forecasters are predicting that the state's new legal recreational marijuana market will bring nearly $190 million to state coffers over a four-year period starting in mid-2015.
Vehicle theft is a substantial problem throughout Washington and according to one lawmaker, the legislature needs to take action to ban the possession of shaved keys to help curb the problem.
Private companies often can do large print jobs faster and cheaper than state government can do in-house, according to a state determination that will expand the private sectors role in the printing of state documents.
Several members of the Legislature and at least one member of Congress plan to talk to constituents this weekend at town hall meetings.
Thousands of prospective marijuana growers and sellers applied for licenses late last year, but some are having second thoughts.
The Olympia Oyster moved one step closer to becoming Washington’s official oyster Thursday, with a bill sponsored by Sen. Brian Hatfield passing in the state Senate.
With more than 27,000 homeless students in Washington, lawmakers are taking steps to ensure that more is known about a large, and growing, population.
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.
Robert Gates is the only defense secretary to hold that office under two presidents from different parties. He's critical of modern politics in his autobiography, "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War."
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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