Coming off another legislative session that went into extra innings, Senator Brad Hawkins (R – East Wen.) says he wants to talk about modernizing the session schedule to help lawmakers make the most of their time at the state Capitol.…Read More
The House and Senate officially adjourned their third special session, but lawmakers left on a sour note after a dispute over a water rights bill prevented a vote on a two-year capital budget. Legislative leaders had previously said they were …Read More
Today is the final day of this year’s legislative session in Olympia, after lawmakers taking three special sessions to complete their work. However, it appears not everything will get done. Republicans in the Senate and Democrats in the House say …Read More
Lawmakers have just two more days to agree on a “fix” to the state Supreme Court’s Hirst decision on water rights and wells. The capital construction budget still needs to be sent to the governor’s desk, but Republicans say they …Read More
The third overtime session in our state’s legislature ends this Thursday, and now the question is will lawmakers reach agreement on passing a capital construction budget. The Supreme Court’s Hirst decision is the major negotiating sticking point.
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The third overtime session in our state’s legislature continues this week, and now the question is will lawmakers reach agreement on passing a capital construction budget. The Supreme Court’s Hirst decision is the major negotiating sticking point. Also Gov. Jay …Read More
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure that seeks to bring the state into compliance with a state Supreme Court mandate to increase state dollars to basic education. Inslee signed the measure Thursday surrounded by legislative leaders from …Read More
With less than an hour to spare, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a new two-year $43.7 billion state operating budget in time to avoid a partial government shutdown. His signature came after rapid voting Friday in the Legislature the same day …Read More
A bipartisan budget agreement that has taken months to reach to address a court mandate on education funding looks at a mix of resources: An increase to the statewide property tax earmarked for education, a new requirement for all online …Read More
Lawmakers say they have reached agreement “in principle” on a new two-year operating budget, but won’t release any details. After budget negotiators met throughout the night, Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement about the agreement Wednesday morning, saying that legislative …Read More
We’ll be talking a lot this week about negotiations in Olympia about the state budget and whether lawmakers can find compromise and pass a spending plan before the fiscal year ends this Friday.
The third overtime session in our state’s …