politics

Trump says he’s asked Pence to stop calling Gov. Jay Inslee

The Washington governor has been a critic of the president on a number of issues.

 

Tribes closing in on ability to share sales tax with state

A bill headed to the governor affirms deal the Tulalip Tribes reached with the state and county.

 

Blue bump: Democratic majority in Snohomish, King counties

A new survey found that 52% of adults in the area say they are Democrats or that they lean Democratic.

 

Lawmakers find many patches to cover hole in road budgets

Spending plans use transfers and other tools to offset $453M less in revenue due to Initiative 976

State Democrats propose increased spending on homelessness

On Monday, House and Senate leaders unveiled supplemental spending plans for the 2020-21 fiscal year.

High voter turnout expected but you’ll have to choose a party

The primary is happening on the second Tuesday in March, rather than late May.

High-capacity gun bill foiled by last-minute GOP tactics

Lawmakers ran out of time to debate and vote on 120 amendments, most of which were single word changes.

Gov. Jay Inslee talks about homelessness and the climate

During an Editorial Board interview, he also discussed a wide range of other issues on the state agenda.

Tribal leaders make the case for sales tax-sharing deals

A new law would affirm a sales tax agreement the Tulalip Tribes reached with the state and county.

Washington House narrowly passes low-carbon fuels standard

The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration, where it stalled last session.

Deal ends legal fight and allows Tulalips a cut of sales tax

The agreement is a path to revenue-sharing compacts with all tribes, but a new law is needed to make it happen.

What lawmakers want to do isn’t always what needs to be done

They’ve introduced 1,341 bills. It’s time they started focusing on the ones that matter most.

State Senate makes tweaks to workplace conduct rules

Staffers are concerned that every complaint they make, no matter how small, will be made public.

Lawmakers renew attempt to reform Sound Transit car taxes

A Senate bill would bring some savings. Foes say it doesn’t go far enough and ignores will of voters.

Defiant and determined Matt Shea is poised for a victory lap

The Republican state representative, linked to domestic terrorism, is not likely to get the boot.

House Democrats may skip further actions against Rep. Shea

Documents supporting the conclusion that Shea could have engaged in domestic terrorism will be released.

Legislature sees records requests spike since court ruling

House and Senate administrators in Washington are working through how to deal with the influx.

Push for new gun laws triggers passion at Senate hearing

Today, a House panel tackles assault weapons ban and allowing cities to enact firearm restrictions.

Lawmakers brace for political battle over bullets and AR-15s

Bills banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines will receive public hearings this week.

Supreme Court to hear Washington case of ‘faithless’ electors

One of the petitioners in a landmark test of free will is an Electoral College participant from Everett.

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