State Legislature

Armed 2nd Amendment supporters rally in Olympia

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

Lawmakers aim to put sweeping regulations on vaping industry

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

New bill seeks to restrict community release for sex offenders

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

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

WashingtonVotes: State Legislature gets down to work in 2020 session

2020 session began last week in Olympia

Industry leaders worry clean-fuel program could hurt economy

Proponents believe it would incentivize necessary switch to green economy

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.

Gun rights advocates rally at Capitol

Embattled Rep. Shea addresses gun-rights supporters

GOP senators propose eliminating Discover Pass park fees

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

Homeless emergency grabs attention of lawmakers

Immediate solutions are elusive

Senator Rolfes visits Bremerton to discuss local issues

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

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

Legislators say bipartisan cooperation crucial to getting capital funding

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

Republican state representative surveys 26th LD constituents

Randall assumes chair of Senate Higher Education Committee

26th Legislative District Democrat previously served as vice-chair

Inslee skips chance to confront ‘blackmail’

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

Homeless students deserve a shot at college

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

26th District’s Sen. Randall navigating Olympia’s twists and turns

Democrat appreciates the bipartisanship while accepting the occasional divisiveness

Randall says recent legislative session a success for constituents

26th District senator points to new funding for area transportation projects