Jerry Cornfield

Pay Raises May Be on the Way for Governor, Lawmakers, and Judges

An independent commission is considering increases of 2 to 8 percent.

Courtesy of King County
Courtesy of King County
Inslee Names New Department of Corrections Secretary

Inslee Names New Department of Corrections Secretary

Can the new guy bring stability to a department that has had four leaders in the last two years?

Inslee Names New Department of Corrections Secretary

Budget Deal Secures Pay Hike for State Troopers

With the state unable to fill vacancies due to low salaries, lawmakers hope the move will attract and retain talent.

Courtesy of the Washington State House Republicans, via Flickr

Lawmakers’ Special Session To-Do List Is More Than McCleary

Overtime begins today and there is a lot on the docket.

Courtesy of the Washington State House Republicans, via Flickr

Immigration Agency Puts ‘Shame’ Reports on Hold

The reports were intended to call out those who denied requests to detain individuals without a warrant.

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.

The site of the coming battle. Photo by Cacophony/Wikimedia

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.

The site of the coming battle. Photo by Cacophony/Wikimedia

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.

Faithless Electors Fight for Their Right to Buck Their Party

The three electors are each facing a $1,000 fine for not supporting Hillary Clinton.

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?

Why Your U.S. Rep Is, or Isn’t, Attending the Inauguration

While some see attending as an act of respect, others consider it a show of support for Trump.

Calling it Now: Special Session

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

Courtesy of Suzan DelBene
Courtesy of Suzan DelBene