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Kim Wyman is asking Gov. Jay Inslee for the authority to reimburse counties for postal costs.
One of the bigger surprises of the just-completed legislative session occurred in the final hours when a Democrat-sponsored bill cutting the state property tax rate… Continue reading
It was not always a civil process, but two diametrically opposed groups managed to find common ground.
It will be illegal in Washington to sell or own devices that make semiautomatic guns fire more rapidly.
The Senate and House disagree over whether lost revenue from a lower fee should be offset right away.
It should result in reduction of the cost of vehicle licenses. The bill now goes to the state House.
Meantime, news organizations, including this one, have agreed to pause a lawsuit over access.
What did they do, and what matters to you?
Funny how things change around here in the turn of a calendar year. Back on Feb. 16, 2017, I wrote, “This may surprise you, but… Continue reading
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
If you've never tried to pull off a debate, it's hard to appreciate the degree of difficulty involved in such a feat.
Why are so many people running to become Washington's next lieutenant governor?
A not-so-funny thing happened on the long march to save Washington from the damaging undulations of climate change.