Cameron Sheppard

Economic growth adds money to state coffers

Democratic funding priorities focus on addressing homelessness, climate change

 

Narrow Senate vote approves collection of gun violence data

Bill sponsor says better data collection would help prevent gun violence

 

House passes bill to expand court-ordered gun confiscation

Bill would apply to people who have threatened to use a firearm against a vulnerable adult

 

Lawmakers consider a grow-your-own recreational marijuana bill

Cannabis retailers say they would not be threatened

Inslee signs tax bill to help fund higher education

Bill signing is first of 2020 legislative session

House passes clean fuels bill despite bipartisan opposition

Opponents believe it could raise gas prices and adversely impact rural communities

Armed 2nd Amendment supporters rally in Olympia

Protesters demand to speak with lawmakers and ask for due process for Rep. Shea

Lawmakers hear pitch to replace gas tax with a fee per mile driven

Transportation officials recommend 10-year transition away from gas tax

Senate passes bill requiring comprehensive sex-ed in public schools

The curriculum would emphasize consent and sexual violence prevention

Democrats push to require firearm training for concealed carriers

Opponents believe it could impede their right to self-defense

Industry leaders worry clean-fuel program could hurt economy

Proponents believe it would incentivize necessary switch to green economy

Gun rights advocates rally at Capitol

Embattled Rep. Shea addresses gun-rights supporters

Republicans aim to guarantee $30 car tabs amid court hang-up

Lawmakers sponsor companion bills in the House and Senate