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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.
Other statewide officeholders will get increases too. Tim Eyman vows to give voters a chance to block them.
Everett residents are asking officials to shorten the timeline for contaminated areas.
Legislators are about to pass a bill making it easier to prosecute cops involved in shootings.
Inslee focused on climate change but also seemed to be testing anthems for a national campaign.
Normally, Cyrus Habib would preside over an annual joint session. But he said he felt vulnerable.
Lawmakers will debate climate change, the mental health system and taxes over the next 105 days.
The Frank Chopp era will end soon. Everett’s Robinson is among a crowd of women who may seek the job.
The governor is pushing for reform of a real estate excise tax that House Democrats failed to pass.