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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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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