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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.
Gov. Jay Inslee’s call to raise money for schools by closing tax breaks put the education funding debate back in the laps of lawmakers this week and in the conversation with voters this fall.
Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee and Republican Sen. Curtis King may have set down their poison pens but are no closer to forging agreement on a transportation funding package.
The year 2013 left a ration of questions to be answered in the course of 2014. Here is a sampling.
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.
Tim Eyman may wind up losing more from this month's election than just an initiative.
Initiative 522 is failing to pass for more reasons than just the $22 million opponents shelled out to defeat it.
With the curtain all but closed on the fall election, Democrats will turn their attention to filling two jobs critically important for the political party’s future in Olympia and throughout the state.
Nothing feeds a politician’s campaign coffers quite like a good partisan fight.
Joshua Halsey is about to become one of the most important people in public education in Washington.
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.
You can close the book on an allegation which captivated attention in the waning days of the 2012 congressional contest between Republican John Koster and Democrat Suzan DelBene. Spoiler alert: It wasn’t true.
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.
Gov. Jay Inslee is enjoying a two-week vacation hiking in Alaska probably thinking little about a second term.
Democrats in the state House of Representatives triggered quite a political storm this year with their plan to raise billions of dollars for transportation by, among other means, hiking the gas tax by a dime a gallon.
Tim Eyman's thousands of supporters throughout the state may get a chance next year to put the anti-tax guru's name on the rebuilt Skagit River bridge on I-5.
Those wondering what public school teachers do all day are going to get an answer.
Community college students received official word Friday they won't be paying higher tuition this fall.
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.
Now that the interminable journey of Washington’s 147 lawmakers is over, what is remarkable is how predictable everything turned out.