State Legislature

House passes clean fuels bill despite bipartisan opposition

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

Senate moves to kill death penalty

Senate moves to kill death penalty

Capital crime punishment would be life in prison

Senate moves to kill death penalty
Armed 2nd Amendment supporters rally in Olympia

Armed 2nd Amendment supporters rally in Olympia

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

Armed 2nd Amendment supporters rally in Olympia
Lawmakers aim to put sweeping regulations on vaping industry

Lawmakers aim to put sweeping regulations on vaping industry

Vape industry stakeholders, however, call it a win for Big Tobacco

Lawmakers aim to put sweeping regulations on vaping industry
New bill seeks to restrict community release for sex offenders

New bill seeks to restrict community release for sex offenders

SB 6436 would seek to provide additional restrictions for offenders released to community housing

New bill seeks to restrict community release for sex offenders
Senate passes bill requiring comprehensive sex-ed in public schools

Senate passes bill requiring comprehensive sex-ed in public schools

The curriculum would emphasize consent and sexual violence prevention

Senate passes bill requiring comprehensive sex-ed in public schools

Democrats push to require firearm training for concealed carriers

Opponents believe it could impede their right to self-defense

WashingtonVotes: State Legislature gets down to work in 2020 session

WashingtonVotes: State Legislature gets down to work in 2020 session

2020 session began last week in Olympia

WashingtonVotes: State Legislature gets down to work in 2020 session
Industry leaders worry clean-fuel program could hurt economy

Industry leaders worry clean-fuel program could hurt economy

Proponents believe it would incentivize necessary switch to green economy

Industry leaders worry clean-fuel program could hurt economy
Proposed law adds fee to plastic bags at check out

Proposed law adds fee to plastic bags at check out

The Senate passed a bill to ban single-use plastic bags and place fee on reusable plastic bags.

Proposed law adds fee to plastic bags at check out
Gun rights advocates rally at Capitol

Gun rights advocates rally at Capitol

Embattled Rep. Shea addresses gun-rights supporters

Gun rights advocates rally at Capitol
GOP senators propose eliminating Discover Pass park fees

GOP senators propose eliminating Discover Pass park fees

Sen. Mark Schoesler says bill is in response to voter wishes

GOP senators propose eliminating Discover Pass park fees
Homeless emergency grabs attention of lawmakers

Homeless emergency grabs attention of lawmakers

Immediate solutions are elusive

Homeless emergency grabs attention of lawmakers
Senator Rolfes visits Bremerton to discuss local issues

Senator Rolfes visits Bremerton to discuss local issues

Christine Rolfes (D) has served as the Washington State Senator for the 23rd District since 2011

Senator Rolfes visits Bremerton to discuss local issues
26th District lawmakers share their legislative report cards

26th District lawmakers share their legislative report cards

Legislators say bipartisan cooperation crucial to getting capital funding

26th District lawmakers share their legislative report cards
26th District lawmakers share their legislative report cards

26th District lawmakers share their legislative report cards

Legislators say bipartisan cooperation crucial to getting capital funding

26th District lawmakers share their legislative report cards
Caldier: Constituents say ‘no’ to state income tax, road use fee

Caldier: Constituents say ‘no’ to state income tax, road use fee

Republican state representative surveys 26th LD constituents

Caldier: Constituents say ‘no’ to state income tax, road use fee
Randall assumes chair of Senate Higher Education Committee

Randall assumes chair of Senate Higher Education Committee

26th Legislative District Democrat previously served as vice-chair

Randall assumes chair of Senate Higher Education Committee
Inslee skips chance to confront ‘blackmail’

Inslee skips chance to confront ‘blackmail’

Governor says state’s largest employer held him, state hostage for tax breaks

Inslee skips chance to confront ‘blackmail’
Homeless students deserve a shot at college

Homeless students deserve a shot at college

State Sen. Emily Randall writes that providing better access to education is a winning proposition

Homeless students deserve a shot at college