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Washington’s public schools are in line for a much-needed infusion of money from the state, but it may not be enough to get the Supreme Court to ease off lawmakers to do more.
Chris Erickson describes himself as “your typical gun owner who wants to be left alone.”
Freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene spent a couple of her millions to get into Congress.
The financial stakes of the state’s new marijuana industry are no longer theoretical. Washington’s chief economist predicts the legal recreational market will generate $636 million for the state through the middle of 2019.
Sound Transit got all it asked for and more than it wanted from state lawmakers this year.
Lawmakers are looking at ways to make the election process cheaper for voters, easier to see who is funding campaigns and harder to run initiatives with financial consequences.
Those looking for a more transparent government are increasingly relying on public records to make it happen.They hope the more documents they obtain the clearer their view of what’s really going on behind closed doors in school districts, city halls and county buildings.
It is becoming clearer what new laws will emerge from the two-month legislative session.
Opponents of a food labeling initiative are gearing up to air their first television commercials in an ad campaign expected to cost millions of dollars and run up to Election Day in November.
Cap-and-trade seemed dead and buried among the year’s fallen legislative ideas — until it wasn’t this week.
In their final debate Wednesday, Democratic U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene and Republican challenger Pedro Celis didn’t break any new ground or exchange withering verbal punches.
Voters have spoken and no one could be pleased more by what they said than Tim Eyman.
Nothing feeds a politician’s campaign coffers quite like a good partisan fight.
Jay Inslee endorsed the death penalty for his entire political career. But once the Democrat became governor and got his finger on the switch, he realized he couldn’t push it.
A preview of coming attractions and distractions for lawmakers next year can be found in the pile of legislation awaiting them when they return to Olympia in January.
Finesse is a word rarely used to describe Gov. Jay Inslee’s approach to fashioning policy.
Public schools are not just underfunded by the state as Washington’s Supreme Court has made abundantly clear.
It is Washington’s quadrennial quandary. Every four years, the conversation starts anew on how to make this state’s presidential primary meaningful in the process of electing the nation’s next leader.
The year 2013 left a ration of questions to be answered in the course of 2014. Here is a sampling.
Not everyone is pleased the state is letting drivers use the I-405 express toll lanes for free at night and on weekends starting Friday.