Inslee favors reserves over taxes to help house the homeless

His supplemental budget would fund a plan to add shelter beds and supportive housing for thousands


Bill advances to force Sound Transit to alter license tax

A Democrat-drafted response to soaring Sound Transit car tabs passed…


Lawmakers consider allowing sunscreen in schools

The House has passed a bill that would…


State Senate votes to ban holding phones while driving

A bill that bans holding an electronic device while driving to reduce distracted driving incidents passed in the… Continue reading

Lawmakers ready to hunker down on school funding

A small group of lawmakers will gather Wednesday to begin the difficult negotiations on a plan for fully funding public schools. Eight legislators,… Continue reading

State House passes education funding bill; challenges loom

The state House on Wednesday approved a $7.6 billion blueprint for fully funding public schools as required by the Supreme Court. On a… Continue reading