Taylor McAvoy

Washington becomes fourth state to ban bump stocks

Gov. Inslee signs bill into law March 6.

 

Washington state expands abortion coverage

Reproductive Parity Act passes both chambers by slim margins.

 

DV survivors could get new protections from discrimination

Lawmakers heard the bill in the Senate Committee for Labor and Commerce on Feb. 19.

 

Washington state moves closer to bump stock ban

SB 5992 passed the House of Representatives 56-41 on Friday, Feb. 23, largely along party lines.

Proposal to eliminate the death penalty passes the state Senate

After passionate floor debate, the bill moves to the state House

After mass shootings, lawmakers clash over gun legislation

At least 10 firearms bills introduced early in session; four still stand chance at becoming law.

First Amendment rights for student newspapers moves through Legislature

Student newspapers could get additional free speech protections.

‘Ban the Box’ bill employment bill advances in state House

State Rep. Caldier said bill barring criminal history question on applications doesn’t go far enough.

Proposed bill would provide free college tuition to some students

OLYMPIA— A proposal to establish the Evergreen Free College Program would phase in funding to pay tuition for students from low- and middle-income families. SB… Continue reading

LGBTQ protection bills advance in state Senate

Would ban conversion therapy, require healthcare worker training

State lawmakers re-consider eliminating statute of limitations on sex crimes

Senate’s Law and Justice Committee is the next step for the bill