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Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Thursday to add a ninth judge to the Snohomish County District Court. Sen. John Lovick, D-Mill Creek, who sponsored the bill, and Presiding District Court Judge Jennifer Rancourt look on. Taken March 30, 2023  (Jerry Cornfield / The Herald)

Snohomish County will get another District Court judge

Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Thursday to add a ninth judge to the court. It’s the first expansion in a quarter-century.

 

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A mostly united Senate sends $71B spending plan to the House

The proposed budget passed on a 40-9 vote. It hikes spending for schools, child care and human services.

 

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Jay’s bond, REET in reserve and Blake fix gets twisted

It’s Day 80. Here’s what’s happening in the 2023 session of the Washington Legislature

 

FILE - In this photo taken Oct. 2, 2018, semi-automatic rifles fill a wall at a gun shop in Lynnwood, Wash. Gov. Jay Inslee is joining state Attorney General Bob Ferguson to propose limits to magazine capacity and a ban on the sale of assault weapons. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

WA Senate panel OKs assault weapon ban, a day after Nashville shooting

Democrats overrode Republican objections, pushing the prohibition on many semiautomatic weapons a step closer to becoming law.

FILE - In this photo taken Oct. 2, 2018, semi-automatic rifles fill a wall at a gun shop in Lynnwood, Wash. Gov. Jay Inslee is joining state Attorney General Bob Ferguson to propose limits to magazine capacity and a ban on the sale of assault weapons. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Everett Memorial Stadium and Funko Field on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A ballpark, a trestle and a recovery center score in House budgets

House Democrats put out operating, capital and transportation spending plans. They’ll need to negotiate with Senate Democrats

Everett Memorial Stadium and Funko Field on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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A buffet of budgets, a bunch of whales and a request for your miles

It’s Day 78. Here’s what’s happening in the 2023 session of the Washington Legislature

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A thumbs up for capital gains, kind words for the Senate budget

It’s Day 75. Here’s what’s happening in the 2023 session of the Washington Legislature

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Supreme Court rules state’s new capital gains tax is legal

The 7-2 ruling clears the way for collection of payments starting next month. The tax is expected to bring in $500 million a year.

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Rep. June Robinson, D-38

Schools, housing, salaries score big in Senate Dems $70B budget

The proposed spending plan also spends money to fight climate change, help abortion providers and study police pursuits

Rep. June Robinson, D-38
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Pursuing pursuits, erasing advisory votes and spending battles begin

It’s Day 73. Budgets are in the forecast as lawmakers enter the final month of the 2023 session

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Everett Memorial Stadium and Funko Field on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Drive to build new AquaSox ballpark gets $7.4M boost from state

The proposed Senate capital budget contains critical seed money for the city-led project likely to get matched by the House.

Everett Memorial Stadium and Funko Field on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Building ballparks, rewriting ferry rules, recognizing Chinese-Americans

It’s Day 71. Here’s what’s happening in the 2023 session of the Washington Legislature

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New forecast show state revenues won’t be quite as robust as expected

Democratic budget writers say they will be cautious but able to fund their priorities. Senate put out a capital budget Monday.

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The Washington State University Everett campus on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

WSU ends search to buy land for future branch campus in Everett

The university had $10M to spend. It tried for four years but couldn’t close deals with Everett’s housing authority or the city.

The Washington State University Everett campus on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Predict A Pen goes missing, a Republican wins a poll and a budget arrives

It’s Day 68. Here’s what’s happening in the 2023 session of the Washington Legislature.

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The Temple of Justice is shown Thursday, April 23, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)

Supreme Court says sheriff’s deputy improperly detained bus rider

In a mixed ruling, justices upheld enforcement of fares but not the way it occurred on a Swift bus in Everett in 2018.

The Temple of Justice is shown Thursday, April 23, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. (Wikimedia Commons)

Can’t understand why your car insurance went up? That may change

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler wants to require insurers provide a clear explanation for premium increases.

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. (Wikimedia Commons)
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A forecast for spending, a new maximum for campaign contributions

It’s Day 66. Here’s what’s happening in the 2023 session of the Washington Legislature

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Dr. Charles McNulty (left), Dr. Jeanice Kerr Swift (center) and Mr. Michael Tolley (right). The three finalist for the 2023-24 superintendent position at Northshore School District. (Photo provided by Northshore School District)

One of these 3 will be the next leaders of Northshore schools

Michael Tolley, Charles McNulty and Jeanice Kerr Swift want the job. They’ll stand for questions at a public forum Wednesday.

Dr. Charles McNulty (left), Dr. Jeanice Kerr Swift (center) and Mr. Michael Tolley (right). The three finalist for the 2023-24 superintendent position at Northshore School District. (Photo provided by Northshore School District)
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License plates, the X-file, and a tribute to lawmakers who’ve died

It’s Day 64. Here’s what’s happening in the 2023 session of the Washington Legislature

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