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Counties Fed Up With Unfunded Mandates May Sue the State

For example, no money has been provided to install, maintain and clear out required ballot boxes.

 

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Firearms Banned From State Senate Gallery During Sessions

You can still bring a gun to the House gallery, though.

 

Is the State Transportation Commission Irrelevant?

A report says the citizen panel often is ignored, and its duties overlap with the Transportation Department.

 

Initial Returns Point to a Power Shift in the State Senate

With a 25-24 advantage, what will Democrats do?

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Justices Frustrated With State’s Tardiness on Funding of Schools

The high court also struggled to understand how much money is needed to achieve compliance.

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GOP Senators Conclude Sound Transit Duped Lawmakers

They recommend lawmakers lower car tab fees and require directors be elected rather than appointed.

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What to Look For On Tuesday 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.