Those who were hoping to see a transportation package passed off the floor on Friday were left with a cliffhanger. Senators will return to the debate on Monday following a surprise challenge from Democrats. Continue reading Democrats challenge Senate transportation proposal over two-thirds supermajority rule
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Voter-approved teacher cost-of-living-adjustments have been tabled for the past six years. So, midway through the 2015 session, Republican and Democratic lawmakers addressed questions about whether this is the year the teacher COLA would come back. Continue reading Lawmakers address questions of teacher COLA
When someone in Washington poses an extreme risk of violence, a bill under consideration in the state House would allow a judge to revoke his or her gun rights. Continue reading Judges could disarm potentially-violent gun owners under bill
A new proposal to allow for highway speed limits of up to 75 mph was heard and passed in a House Transportation committee meeting Thursday morning. Continue reading Idea to raise speed limits to 75 mph gets over bump in House
Here's our 15-minute recap of Wednesday's legislative activities on "Legislative Review." We cover a pair of bills that aims to reduce the child pornography trade in Washington by using unclaimed lotto money to fund a task force. Plus, we have details about several bills considered in fiscal committees and other measures passed off the Senate floor. Continue reading Wednesday recap on ‘Legislative Review’
Here's our 15-minute recap of Tuesday's legislative activities on "Legislative Review." On the show, we cover a bill that would shift the $10,000 cost of training new law enforcement cadets away from the state and onto the agencies that hire them. Continue reading Tuesday recap on ‘Legislative Review’
Washington startups say they’re facing an onslaught of letters threatening lawsuits from so-called “patent trolls,” who claim everything from storing files online to using a smartphone application is patent infringement. Continue reading State Senate advances bill to discourage ‘patent trolls’
The TVW Board of Directors announced Tuesday that former state legislator and Apple Inc. education policy director Renee Radcliff Sinclair will become the new president and chief executive officer of TVW. Her first day will be March. 2. Continue reading TVW selects Renee Radcliff Sinclair as new president, CEO
An electric vehicle sales tax exemption would continue until 2025, under a bill heard Monday in the House Finance Committee. Continue reading House considers extension of electric vehicle sales tax exemption
It’s nearly half-way into the 105-day session and time’s up for Washington state lawmakers to introduce bills or pass non-budget policy out of committee. Friday was the first policy cutoff of the session and the end for many of the more than 2,200 bills introduced so far this year. Continue reading Bills face first policy cutoff
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