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The state House approved a revised budget plan Thursday night, advancing the new spending plan even though it still lacks support in the state Senate.
More than 2,400 gay and lesbian couples have gotten married in Washington state since the state's voter-approved same-sex marriage law took effect last December, according to numbers released Thursday by the state.
In a bid to break a budget logjam, House Democrats put a new offer on the table Wednesday that sharply reduces their previous spending targets and tax-hike plans.
State government chose the health department to help Pierce County residents enroll in the states health insurance exchange, the marketplace created to implement President Barack Obamas health law.
The Washington state Senate has a majority again.
The Senate majority is a majority again. The Pierce County Council named University Place Republican Rep. Steve OBan to replace Sen. Mike Carrell, who died last week.
Milton approves joint resolution with Fife, Edgewood that rejects Pierce Transit cuts, moves ahead alternative proposal
The Milton City Council unanimously approved a joint resolution with Fife and Edgewood that rejects Pierce Transits plan for cuts to service in the three cities and proposes an alternative to soften the blow of the reductions.
State senators fondly remembering Mike Carrell on Monday made it clear the Lakewood Republicans death leaves big shoes to fill.
Afghanistan’s next 10 months could well determine the strength of the country’s government after U.S. forces complete their expected drawdown in 2014, said U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Olympia, who just returned from his first visit to the war zone as a U.S. congressman.
The Lakewood City Council homed in Monday night on about six applicants to become the next city manager for Pierce County’s second-largest city but wants more information from them before possibly bringing them in for final interviews.
With just over a week left in an overtime legislative session, negotiations on the state budget continue, but without a deal in sight and limited activity at the Capitol, one lawmaker on Monday said the possibility of a second overtime session was more and more likely.
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.
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