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President, governor or retirement — only Inslee knows his plan
What we do know is that he’s off to Iowa in June to deliver the keynote address at a party fundraiser.
What Mukilteo teachers are saying makes sense but sounds bad
Public concern for teacher salaries may be steadfast, but patience for conflict is wearing thin.
Eyman to spend $500K of his own money on car-tab initiative
Lacking deep-pocketed donors this time, he says he’s willing to risk his own retirement money.
GOP defends its turf in Congress, gives incumbent Democrats a pass
Everett’s Rick Larsen is one of 6 state House Democrats who so far have no Republican challengers.
Gun rights advocates won the battle but may lose the war
New proposal tackles age requirements, background checks, firearms training, safe storage and more.
State will spend millions on task forces and reports
Here are eight undertakings that will incite possible action by lawmakers in the future.
As school-funding fight winds down, teachers want ‘big’ raises
How does 15 percent sound? School districts are bracing for potentially difficult negotiations.
‘Curmudgeon with a heart’: GOP stalwart Jim Donner dies at 79
He was a sharp-tongued insider of Republican politics in the county and state for half a century.
Inslee signs campaign finance bill
The legislation aims to make clearer for filers how to follow reporting rules and avoid mistakes.
Justices will decide if state school-funding crisis is over
Legislators and the state superintendent think the latest budget will satisfy the Supreme Court.
False claims online ignite a snit among local party leaders
The internet probably isn’t the best place these days for Democrats and Republicans to duke it out.
Why Republican legislators voted against a property tax cut
You’ll no doubt be hearing about it in campaign ads next fall.
Mill Creek city councilman to run for state office
Jared Mead will challenge Rep. Mark Harmsworth for Position 2 in the 44th Legislative District.
Stunning Olympia news: Compromise over police use of force
It was not always a civil process, but two diametrically opposed groups managed to find common ground.
Property owners get relief from tax they did not vote on
Sound Transit now can levy a tax only on full parcels entirely within its taxing district.
Area projects get boost in proposed state road budgets
Among them: Highway 9 through Clearview, Highway 530 in Darrington and the new Mukilteo ferry terminal.
What actions by state lawmakers will influence your vote?
These proposals or accomplishments could reverberate next November. Tell us what you think.
At least they agree that property taxes need lowering
Lawmakers are tripping over one another with schemes to roll back the hike they imposed.
Democrats seek automatic and day-of voter registration
Some GOP House members were concerned about people who are ineligible to vote still voting.
For school districts whose levies fail, what’s the next move?
They can hold a special election in two months, but how do they change the minds of enough voters?