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Democrat Frank Chopp has had the speaker title since 1999, and he says he’s not retiring this year.
It was the centerpiece of the governor’s crusade against climate change. Now it’s gone.
If legislators don’t act on the governor’s legislation, a plan could land on the November ballot.
In his State-of-the-State address, the governor made the case for an ambitious carbon tax.
As eight lawmakers arrived at a conference room early Wednesday for another round of negotiations on public school funding, I welcomed them with a nod… Continue reading
After years of futility in targeting the wealthy, House Democrats may have divined an approach to achieve some of the political and financial dividends they’ve… Continue reading
Time is running out on the 2017 Legislature. As of Wednesday, there are only 102 days remaining in the regular session, even less when you… Continue reading
This wasn’t a very good year for many of the nation’s venerable pollsters and pundits as they got trumped by fake news and fiery tweets.… Continue reading
Why are so many people running to become Washington's next lieutenant governor?
If you've never tried to pull off a debate, it's hard to appreciate the degree of difficulty involved in such a feat.
Fines are mounting against the state for not having a plan to ensure public schools are adequately funded.
A not-so-funny thing happened on the long march to save Washington from the damaging undulations of climate change.
There’s nothing quite like the threat of a government shutdown July 1 to infuse urgency into negotiations on a new state budget.
Eight lawmakers entrusted with drafting a school funding plan in line with the tenets of the state constitution and dictates of the Supreme Court won’t complete their task this year.
There was no pomp or ceremony on Thursday when Gov. Jay Inslee sat down with the Democrat and Republican leaders of the House and Senate to talk budget.
Public schools are not just underfunded by the state as Washington’s Supreme Court has made abundantly clear.
The session that would never end is still not over.
When the state’s duly elected auditor disappears while in office does anyone notice beyond the shadow of the Capitol dome?