Friday, March 1, 2024
On Tuesday, John McCoy’s former colleagues in the Senate honored the late lawmaker by passing House Bill 1879.
In one year, rent for the average two-bedroom apartment in Snohomish County went up 20%. A bill seeks to cap any increases at 7%.
If approved, the state Senate’s supplemental capital budget plan would give an extra $12 million to Snohomish County projects.
While the state Department of Transportation isn’t completely on board, Rep. Greg Nance thinks his bill will help ferries long-term.
A proposed law would allow local councils to bypass voters and impose an extra tax. Snohomish County voters narrowly rejected a similar tax in 2016.
Rep. Strom Peterson’s measure aims to make statements inadmissible if police use deceptive tactics to get those statements.
Rep. Julio Cortes, D-Everett, and Rep. Carolyn Eslick, R-Sultan, want to fund temporary housing for those exiting treatment at ages 18 to 24.
Sen. John Lovick’s bill aims to create “a culture of safety” on state highways. Opponents say it could promote “disproportionate enforcement priorities.”
If the bill passes, Snohomish County graduates could get one year of free college locally, regardless of income.
The price increase, approved Monday, will increase tolls to a high of $15 during peak hours.
The measure looks to benefit people who can’t get solar energy of their own — but could via a neighborhood grid.
If the bill passes, Washington would follow Utah, which lowered the legal limit and saw a 20% decrease in traffic fatalities.
In Everett, attendance rates dropped 15% in a few years. A bill in Olympia aims to get kids back in the classroom.
Rep. April Berg’s proposal would dedicate revenue to housing for farmworkers and people with developmental disabilities.
Sen. Marko Liias, D-Edmonds, is the bill’s prime sponsor and one of the Legislature’s LGBTQ+ members.
Rep. Dave Paul wants to reduce the cost of the drugs to just $35 out-of-pocket.
State Rep. Sam Low, R-Lake Stevens, said the proposal’s main purpose is to protect sports referees from unruly spectators.
If passed, it will make history by being the first time a Lushootseed word is written into Washington state law, its sponsor said.
The next 60 days will be a race for lawmakers to push their bills through to address the issues they care about most.
Months after the last legislative session ended, a few laws are finally going into effect this month.