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Fines are mounting against the state for not having a plan to ensure public schools are adequately funded.
Try as it might, Washington just can’t get this charter school thing down right. For years, backers of this privately run, publicly funded model of educating endured rejection by voters worried that diverting public dimes in this manner might sink the state’s school system.
Gov. Jay Inslee isn’t making plans to run for president in 2016. But a onetime political adviser is making the case why Washington’s first-term Democratic governor should go to Iowa and try to win the caucuses – even if he doesn’t want the job.
Public schools are not just underfunded by the state as Washington’s Supreme Court has made abundantly clear.
Voters won’t decide the race for Snohomish County executive until November but there are Democrats quietly trafficking in what-if scenarios should Dave Somers defeat John Lovick.
Sound Transit got all it asked for and more than it wanted from state lawmakers this year.
These days Jay Inslee might be America’s most frustrated governor. And we may soon find out how much more frustration — and stomach ache — he can take.
When the state’s duly elected auditor disappears while in office does anyone notice beyond the shadow of the Capitol dome?
For six months – officially 168 days and counting on Thursday – the state’s 147 citizen legislators and chief executive have been passing policies and playing politics.
There’s nothing quite like the threat of a government shutdown July 1 to infuse urgency into negotiations on a new state budget.
The way Washington pays for public schools is illegal.
Cap-and-trade seemed dead and buried among the year’s fallen legislative ideas — until it wasn’t this week.
It took 207 days of campaigning through two elections in 2012 for Troy Xavier Kelley to secure the job as Washington’s state auditor.
State lawmakers are up for a raise in the next two years.
You know the quadrennial quandary in this state about how to make the presidential primary meaningful?
There will be no pomp or ceremony today when Gov. Jay Inslee plans to sit down with the Democrat and Republican leaders of the House and Senate to talk budget.
No one but Troy Xavier Kelley knows how long he will be the state auditor of Washington.
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.
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.
With the start of another year comes the promise of another session of the state Legislature and the prospect — no, make that a guarantee — of more laws.