Not getting on the chamber floor didn’t mar the start of an Everett rep’s first legislative session.
Here’s what’s happening on Day 1 of the 2022 session of the Washington Legislature.
Low won re-election in November. He’ll take on Sutherland, a two-term incumbent, in a revamped 39th District
Taxes, transportation, COVID and pickleball are on the schedule. There’s a lot legislators want to do in the next 60 days.
With this set to be another virtual legislative session, a phone call or email will be your best means of reaching them.
The governor wants lawmakers to pass legislation making it a gross misdemeanor.
Plaintiffs argued the political maps should be tossed because the people who drew them up met in secret.
Two lawsuits say the plans aren’t valid because commissioners broke state law before voting to approve them.
As felons get their voting rights restored, two taxes take effect, but the future of each is uncertain.
“Elections and political perspectives can stir equally intense emotions,” the Snohomish County auditor says.
Meanwhile, hospitals are full. COVID is a reason. Hundreds of patients need long-term care and there’s nowhere to send them.
In a new suit, the Legislature contends two of the governor’s vetoes were unconstitutional.
The choice of John Lovick was no surprise, but the County Council’s appointment of Brandy Donaghy was not unanimous.
A few School Board members backed Justin Blasko on Monday. Critics blamed him for a “toxic culture.”
Lenz Enterprises was accused by a competitor, Cedar Grove, of accepting 30,000 tons more than allowed last year.
The casino near Arlington is the first in the county, and one of three in the state, where adults can legally bet on sports.
He’ll chair a transportation committee that decides how billions of dollars are spent on roads, bridges, buses and more.
After Legislative District 44 Democrats nominated him, his House seat opened for party jockeying.
Many Snohomish County voters are now a big step closer to having new representation in the state Legislature.
Sen. Keith Wagoner will challenge Democrat Steve Hobbs, who was appointed to the statewide post in November