Olympia

Democrats Advance Bill That Would Force Sound Transit to Alter License Tax

Diminished revenue would result in cuts to commuter rail and parking structures.

A Tax Change State Lawmakers Can Love? It’s Now Up to GOP

At least one Republican representative thinks it could bear fruit.

House Dems Propose Taxes on Wealthy, Businesses to Pay for Schools

Senate Republicans want to see the House commit to its $3 billion tax increase.

Can Sound Transit Quell the Car Tab Fury?

We may get a look at their strategy at today’s board meeting.

GOP Bashes Income Taxes and Unions, For Politics if Not for Policy

Sen. Dino Rossi seems to be setting the stage next fall’s special election.

Sound Transit Is In the Hot Seat in Olympia

Lawmakers from both parties want the transit agency to change the way it calculates taxes for ST3. But it’s unclear whether it can do so.

Death Penalty Abolition, Tighter Gun Controls, Die in Dem-Controlled Committee

AG Ferguson, 2-0 against Trump, goes 0-2 in the House Judiciary Committee

Who’d Pay Taxes Where Under the Dueling McCleary Plans in Olympia

Carbon polluters, investors, or people living in ritzy neighborhoods?

Calling it Now: Special Session

Less than a week into the session, lawmakers have already set themselves up for overtime.