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The agreement also reduces the size of special education classes while boosting support for students.
In spite of the setback, Eyman still has an initiative dealing with car tabs on the November ballot.
Teachers ratified a new contract Monday and the Board of Education will consider it next month.
Three potential candidates are mum for now as the governor vies for president and ponders a third term.
Setbacks in 2018 derailed an effort by Brian Baird and Chris Vance to boost independent political power.
They signed pledges to back their party’s nominee, Clinton, in 2016, but then voted for Colin Powell.
Governor shifted $175M to culverts and vetoed a sentence he said threatened funding for transit.
Feds say they’ll use what the state submitted in 2016 even though they’re no longer the state’s faves.
Chopp is out as speaker. Lovick is in, and already dealing with next steps in two investigations.
The anti-tax activist will be tried in July 2020 on charges he repeatedly broke state election laws.
They didn’t pass a capital gains tax or plastic bag ban and the death penalty is still on the books.
The governor isn’t a great dealmaker. His absences from Olympia may be helping get his bills passed.
A Thurston County judge says the legality of potential penalties can be tackled once his case is tried.
Democrats, who control the state House and Senate, are set to release spending plans and revenue packages.
This is the third time Cedar Grove sought changes to reduce threat of legal action over bad odors.
Justices will consider whether Inslee had authority to impose regulations. A lower court said no.
Jordan Sears, 19, has been appointed to fill a vacancy in Gold Bar. He’s not new to local politics.
Several bills have been introduced, but none made it to a hearing.
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