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His successor could be the vote leaders need. But with elections in 2020, tax may be off the table.
Governor shifted $175M to culverts and vetoed a sentence he said threatened funding for transit.
Feds say they’ll use what the state submitted in 2016 even though they’re no longer the state’s faves.
Chopp is out as speaker. Lovick is in, and already dealing with next steps in two investigations.
The anti-tax activist will be tried in July 2020 on charges he repeatedly broke state election laws.
They didn’t pass a capital gains tax or plastic bag ban and the death penalty is still on the books.
A disagreement among Democrats on lifting school levy cap threatened to force a special session.
Higher taxes on banks, businesses and high tech giants will help balance the two-year spending plan.
The governor isn’t a great dealmaker. His absences from Olympia may be helping get his bills passed.
The state’s longest-serving House speaker vows to leave his post “a few days” after the session’s end.
Microsoft, Amazon and Comcast got invited to to help craft language but consumer groups did not.
Lanni Johnson wants elected leaders to publicly back removing dams on Snake River as one solution.
State Sen. Steve Hobbs of Lake Stevens is pondering whether to move the bill out of the committee.
Republicans see their role as fixing or foiling bad bills. Democrats’ tax bills are their new target.
Democrats, who control the House and Senate, are set to release spending plans and revenue packages.
Justices will consider whether Inslee had authority to impose regulations. A lower court said no.
In opioid epidemic, a lawmaker wants recovery to be on the same pedestal as treatment and prevention.
Even with a robust economy, the majority party might seek more revenue to carry out its wish list.
There are proposals, but no hostile fire over how to provide savings without derailing light rail.
Misleading postcards didn’t violate election laws because they touted non-candidates, the PDC found.