The Washington Supreme Court earlier this year gave the Legislature an April 30 deadline to submit a plan explaining how the state will pay for education. Lawmakers met that deadline with a report submitted Tuesday -- but it doesn't include a plan. Continue reading Education funding report to state Supreme Court says 2015 session will be ‘critical’
Gov. Jay Inslee advanced his climate change agenda on Tuesday, signing an executive order that he says will result in legislative and executive action next year. Continue reading Inslee signs executive order that aims to reduce carbon pollution
Here's what TVW is covering live this week. Continue reading On TVW: Gov. Inslee climate change event, ed funding report to state Supreme Court
The U.S. Department of Education is rescinding Washington’s No Child Left Behind waiver, a move state officials called disappointing but not surprising. Continue reading Feds rescind No Child Left Behind waiver from Washington state
Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom says he expects the mostly Republican Majority Coalition Caucus to keep control of the state Senate next year, even though his departure means only one Democrat will remain in the coalition. Continue reading Sen. Rodney Tom expects Majority Coalition Caucus to retain control of Senate
More than 20 children's toys and products sold in Washington state violate the state's limits on toxic chemicals, including baby sandals sold at Gap and Old Navy, a Minnie Mouse purse at Toys R Us and "funny teeth" at Fred Meyer. Continue reading Review of children’s toys in Washington finds some toxic chemical violations
Democratic Rep. Cyrus Habib announced Monday he's running for the Senate seat being vacated by Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom. Former Kirkland mayor Joan McBride previously announced her intentions to run for Tom's seat. Instead, the Democrat will switch races and compete for Habib's seat in the House. Continue reading Rep. Cyrus Habib and Joan McBride swap races in 48th District
Here's what we're covering live on TVW this week. Continue reading On TVW: Columbia River Crossing audit, health insurance update
State legislators are allowed to accept free meals and drinks on "infrequent"occasions. But following reports that some lawmakers were accepting dozens of free meals from high-profile lobbyists, an ethics board is now hoping to clarify the definition of "infrequent." Continue reading Ethics board looks at rule allowing legislators to accept free meals, drinks
Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom announced Monday he won't seek re-election, citing family and health concerns. Tom was one of two conservative Democrats who helped Republicans take control of the state Senate last year, forming the Majority Coalition Caucus. Tom became the new Senate Majority Leader under the power arrangement on the first day of the 2013 legislative session. Continue reading Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom won’t seek re-election
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