State Legislature

Democrats do victory lap at end of session

Political reporter Jerry Cornfield offers his view of the concluding state legislative session

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                                A $52.4 billion biennium operating budget was passed by the state Legislature before its midnight deadline on April 28.

Legislature adjourns on time with new budget, new spending

Budget includes levy lid lift for school districts

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                                A $52.4 billion biennium operating budget was passed by the state Legislature before its midnight deadline on April 28.

Winners and losers ID’d in legislative session

Tobacco age raised, death penalty bill defeated in 2019 legislative session

Health provider misconduct bill signed by Inslee

House legislation sponsored by Rep. Caldier

House passes bill to help homeless college students

Sen. Randall’s bill passes by 57-37 margin

Senate passes amended state operating budget

More than half goes to K-12 education; negotiations begin between Senate, House

Randall to host three town halls March 23

Sessions will be in Bremerton, Gig Harbor and Vaughn

How did the 26th LD vote this week?

A compilation of major bills under consideration in the state Legislature.

State senators propose daylight saving time — all the time

Senate passes bill allowing residents to vote on adopting daylight saving time

School bond vote requirements to remain the same after Senate vote fails

Floor debate showed a wide range of opinions from lawmakers

Senate creates commission to review major airport location options

A list of the top six location finalists would be completed by January.

Randall, Caldier bills move on for consideration

Two bills sponsored by members of the 26th Legislative District have moved on for consideration after being approved by their respective chambers. The state Senate… Continue reading

SRO training requirements bill passes Senate

Legislation defines law enforcement officer’s role on campus

26th Legislative District:

Bills move forward; town halls set

Randall introduces bill creating pathway to universal health care

SB 5822 is joined by House’s companion HB 1877 under consideration in Olympia.

Proposed legislation would make tiny-home zoning easier

Tiny houses are a trendy new housing option that is often considered affordable — however, zoning requirements and other laws make them difficult to legally… Continue reading

26th LD lawmakers seek legislation in early weeks of session

Caldier introduces protections from library internet porn; Randall seeking military benefit zones.