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Legal triumph for the AG, fiery D.C. return for the governor

Here’s what’s happening on Day 12 of the 2022 session of the Washington Legislature.

 

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Ballots sent for special election on public schools’ funding

Levies to pay for staff, programs, computers and capital projects are on the Feb. 8 ballot across Snohomish County.

 

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Democrats ready to ditch the other ‘grand bargain’ of 2021

Here’s what’s happening on Day 10 of the 2022 session of the Washington Legislature.

 

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Regulators OK doubling of composting operation in Stanwood

Lenz Enterprises can now handle 150,000 tons a year. Residents worry odors will be a problem.

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Ports and potties, and a delay in long-term-care payroll tax

Here’s what’s happening on Day 8 of the 2022 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Snohomish County Courthouse. (Herald file)

Lawmakers consider Snohomish County request for 2 more judges

It’s been 15 years since the Legislature approved a new Superior Court judge for the county.

Snohomish County Courthouse. (Herald file)
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Possibly 150,000 are in line to clear overturned convictions

Here’s what’s happening on Day 5 of the 2022 session of the Washington Legislature.

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During a news conference Thursday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee explains the deployment of the National Guard to hospitals to assist with the coronavirus surge. (TVW) 20220113

Surgeries paused, National Guard deployed to assist hospitals

Guard troops will help Providence in Everett, among other places, deal with a surge in virus patients and staffing shortages.

During a news conference Thursday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee explains the deployment of the National Guard to hospitals to assist with the coronavirus surge. (TVW) 20220113
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The state of the state and the mind of the governor

Here’s what’s happening on Day 3 of the 2022 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Federal lawsuit challenges ‘tribal monopoly’ on sports betting

Maverick Gaming wants to invalidate compacts allowing tribes, including the Tulalip and Stillaguamish, to offer sports wagering.

Washington state Supreme Court Chief Justice Steven C. Gonzalez, bottom right, looks at a remote video meeting screen as he swears in Sen. John Lovick, D-Mill Creek, as Vice President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Lovick had to be sworn in remotely due to testing positive for COVID-19 last week. Lawmakers started the new legislative session Monday during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and much of their work will be done remotely as leaders try to limit the possibility of exposure. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

They’re off and legislating, and doing it remotely again

Not getting on the chamber floor didn’t mar the start of an Everett rep’s first legislative session.

Washington state Supreme Court Chief Justice Steven C. Gonzalez, bottom right, looks at a remote video meeting screen as he swears in Sen. John Lovick, D-Mill Creek, as Vice President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Lovick had to be sworn in remotely due to testing positive for COVID-19 last week. Lawmakers started the new legislative session Monday during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and much of their work will be done remotely as leaders try to limit the possibility of exposure. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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60-day sprint: State lawmakers plan to fix what’s broken

Here’s what’s happening on Day 1 of the 2022 session of the Washington Legislature.

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GOP duel: County Councilman Sam Low to challenge Rep. Robert Sutherland

Low won re-election in November. He’ll take on Sutherland, a two-term incumbent, in a revamped 39th District

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FILE - This April 22, 2019 file photo shows the Washington state seal protected by ropes in the rotunda of the Legislative Building at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The 60-day legislative session in Washington state begins Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, with lawmakers set to make adjustments to the state budget as well as tackle several policy issues, including how to address homelessness in the state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

8 things to watch during the 2022 legislative session

Taxes, transportation, COVID and pickleball are on the schedule. There’s a lot legislators want to do in the next 60 days.

FILE - This April 22, 2019 file photo shows the Washington state seal protected by ropes in the rotunda of the Legislative Building at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The 60-day legislative session in Washington state begins Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, with lawmakers set to make adjustments to the state budget as well as tackle several policy issues, including how to address homelessness in the state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
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How to contact Snohomish County’s state lawmakers in 2022

With this set to be another virtual legislative session, a phone call or email will be your best means of reaching them.

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee announced that Washington state is expanding its vaccine mandate to include all public, charter and private school teachers and staff, as well as those working at the state's colleges and universities. Inslee also expanded the statewide indoor mask mandate in place for non-vaccinated individuals to include those who are vaccinated. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Inslee: Officials’ lies about election results should be crime

The governor wants lawmakers to pass legislation making it a gross misdemeanor.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee announced that Washington state is expanding its vaccine mandate to include all public, charter and private school teachers and staff, as well as those working at the state's colleges and universities. Inslee also expanded the statewide indoor mask mandate in place for non-vaccinated individuals to include those who are vaccinated. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Top: Washington State Redistricting Commissioners (from left) April Sims, Brady Pinero Walkinshaw, Joe Fain, Paul Graves and Sarah Augustine. Center: Congressional map (left) and Legislative map. Bottom: Washington State Supreme Court Justices (from left) Gonzalez, Gordon McCloud, Johnson, Whitener, Madsen, Montoya Lewis, Owns, Stephens and Yu.

Supreme Court won’t take up lawsuits challenging redistricting

Plaintiffs argued the political maps should be tossed because the people who drew them up met in secret.

Top: Washington State Redistricting Commissioners (from left) April Sims, Brady Pinero Walkinshaw, Joe Fain, Paul Graves and Sarah Augustine. Center: Congressional map (left) and Legislative map. Bottom: Washington State Supreme Court Justices (from left) Gonzalez, Gordon McCloud, Johnson, Whitener, Madsen, Montoya Lewis, Owns, Stephens and Yu.
Top: Washington State Redistricting Commissioners (from left) April Sims, Brady Piñero Walkinshaw, Joe Fain, Paul Graves and Sarah Augustine. Center: Congressional map (left) and Legislative map. Bottom: Washington State Supreme Court Justices (from left) González, Gordon McCloud, Johnson, Whitener, Madsen, Montoya-Lewis, Owens, Stephens and Yu.

Legal fight on redistricting returning to the Supreme Court

Two lawsuits say the plans aren’t valid because commissioners broke state law before voting to approve them.

Top: Washington State Redistricting Commissioners (from left) April Sims, Brady Piñero Walkinshaw, Joe Fain, Paul Graves and Sarah Augustine. Center: Congressional map (left) and Legislative map. Bottom: Washington State Supreme Court Justices (from left) González, Gordon McCloud, Johnson, Whitener, Madsen, Montoya-Lewis, Owens, Stephens and Yu.
The sundial near the Legislative Building is shown just after dusk, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Tuesday was Winter Solstice and the shortest day of the year. Although it wasn't visible in the sky, the sun set just before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

New laws bring changes at takeout counter, OT for farm workers

As felons get their voting rights restored, two taxes take effect, but the future of each is uncertain.

The sundial near the Legislative Building is shown just after dusk, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Tuesday was Winter Solstice and the shortest day of the year. Although it wasn't visible in the sky, the sun set just before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Catherine Berwicks loads ballots into a tray after scanning them at the Snohomish County Elections Ballot Processing Center on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Everett, Wa.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

State bill would ban guns at the ballot box, election offices

“Elections and political perspectives can stir equally intense emotions,” the Snohomish County auditor says.

Catherine Berwicks loads ballots into a tray after scanning them at the Snohomish County Elections Ballot Processing Center on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Everett, Wa.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)