Jerry Cornfield

Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal

What to Look For Next Week When the State Supreme Court Hears the Latest McCleary Case

As each side argues over school funding, the schools chief pushes for more special education money.

Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal

Senate Panel Probes Role of Sound Transit in 2016 Campaign

The legislators blasted the agency’s release of ORCA card holders’ email address.

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State Gets an Earful on Legalizing Home-Grown Marijuana

Unique among the states that have legalized cannabis, Washington bans homegrows.

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With a Win on the Eastside, Democrats Could Flex Political Muscles Fast

The deadlock in Olympia is leading to layoffs and frustration, but perhaps for not much longer.

Lawmakers Want to Know if Sound Transit Conned Them on Costs

But they didn’t ask for testimony from the transportation committee members who negotiated the bill.

Governor: ‘Much Work to Be Done’ on Racism in the U.S.

President Donald Trump “never misses a chance to polarize America,” Inslee says.

Betsy DeVos Is Headed to Bellevue. Protesters Surely Are As Well.

DeVos is the first Trump cabinet member to appear publicly in Washington.

Election Chief Deems Eyman’s ‘B.S.’ Too Vulgar for Voter Pamphlet

Requested to edit his argument against a sales tax increase, the conservative activist refuses.

Washington State Politico Beat Sheriff Joe Once, and He’s Ready to Do It Again

With Arpaio talking about running again, Ron Dotzauer just has to laugh.

Leader of Sanders Political Group to Headline Area Dem Gala

Ticket sales for the fundraiser initially lagged due to displeasure from Clinton supporters.

Paul Ryan to Visit Boeing to Talk Tax Reform

The House Speaker believes Republican plan to slash taxes for businesses will help spur growth. Governor Inslee and machinists union leadership have a different take.

Washington Voters Will Be Asked to Weigh In on New Taxes

The advisory measures are nonbinding, but the architect of the ballot items says they could change the conversation around future taxation.

Lawmakers to Court: We’ve Complied With School-Funding Order

The people behind the McCleary lawsuit that prompted the order disagree.

Petition Seeks Rewrite of State’s New Distracted-Driving Law

Petitioners focus on the law’s impact on eating, drinking, and smoking while driving.

Session Ends With Hirst Unresolved, Capital Budget Not Passed

The governor says he is willing to convene yet another special session if an agreement can be reached.

Lawmakers Running Out of Time to Solve the Hirst Riddle

If legislators can’t figure it out before Thursday night, the capital budget is unlikely to pass.

Despite Budget Progress, Legislators Still Have Work to Do

Water rights and car tabs are still on the docket.

State Budget Passed, Avoiding Government Shutdown

The $43.7 billion budget didn’t become public until early Friday and received no public hearing before lawmakers voted.

Budget Deal Raises State Property Tax to Fund Schools

The increase will raise $7.3 billion.

Republicans Will Have More Say in Labor Negotiations Under Budget Deal

The GOP has been none too please with Inslee’s negotiations.