State Legislature

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.

Lawmakers file bill to eliminate postage need for mail ballots

The legislation would make mail-in election process postage-free.

Lawmakers propose new strategy after voters nix carbon tax

Four environmental reform bills filed on Thursday

Sheldon introduces bill to enhance target-shooting area safety

The bill would require DNR to establish target-shooting areas in Mason, Skagit counties.

Caldier pre-files legislative bills for start of session

Caldier pre-files legislative bills for start of session

One proposal would provide oversight on nonprofit health care CEO, board salaries

Caldier pre-files legislative bills for start of session
Randall’s 104-vote margin edges McClendon for state Senate seat

Randall’s 104-vote margin edges McClendon for state Senate seat

But the narrow lead will result in a manual recount in Kitsap, Pierce counties.

Randall’s 104-vote margin edges McClendon for state Senate seat
Angel ending her elective career

Angel ending her elective career

Legislator and commissioner, Angel has followed a sometimes difficult path to public service

Angel ending her elective career
Candidates provide an introduction to Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce members

Candidates provide an introduction to Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce members

PORT ORCHARD — Candidates running for seats in the 26th and 35th legislative districts who have moved on to the general election Nov. 6 shared… Continue reading

Candidates provide an introduction to Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce members
Caldier blasts opponent over ethics charge

Caldier blasts opponent over ethics charge

Legislative Ethics Board dismisses complaint that representative improperly directed state funding.

Caldier blasts opponent over ethics charge
Rep. Young assessed another legislative ethics fine

Rep. Young assessed another legislative ethics fine

The 26th District state legislator is fined $1,500 for mixing state, campaign work at town halls.

Rep. Young assessed another legislative ethics fine
Taskforce on public records law sits vacant while Legislature sorts things out

Taskforce on public records law sits vacant while Legislature sorts things out

OLYMPIA — A bunch of folks at the William D. Ruckelshaus Center are waiting to help bring about detente in the public records battle between… Continue reading

Taskforce on public records law sits vacant while Legislature sorts things out
Marty McClendon

Sen. Jan Angel withdraws from 26th District race

Port Orchard Republican incumbent throws support to Marty McClendon of Gig Harbor.

Marty McClendon
Property tax issue a spectator sport in Olympia

Property tax issue a spectator sport in Olympia

Property tax and car tabs issues are likely to be campaign fodder this fall.

Property tax issue a spectator sport in Olympia
Washington becomes fourth state to ban bump stocks

Washington becomes fourth state to ban bump stocks

Gov. Inslee signs bill into law March 6.

Washington becomes fourth state to ban bump stocks
Jerry Cornfield

A whole lot of shakin’ may be ahead for state Legislature this fall

All 98 seats in the House and 25 seats in the Senate are up for election.

Jerry Cornfield
Caldier frustrated by sexual assault bills’ no-vote status

Caldier frustrated by sexual assault bills’ no-vote status

Senate leadership’s other priorities likely to blame.

Caldier frustrated by sexual assault bills’ no-vote status

Caldier to host March 13 telephone town hall

The 26th District state representative to provide legislative session recap, then take questions.

A behind the scenes look at the late-night veto of the public records bill

A behind the scenes look at the late-night veto of the public records bill

How negotiations between the governor’s office, lawmakers and media organizations stopped the controversial legislation

A behind the scenes look at the late-night veto of the public records bill

Inslee’s carbon tax bill dead in the water

Senate sponsor said the bill is one to two votes short out of committee.