A proposed $38 million 2015-17 budget was rolled out Tuesday by the Washington state Senate, headed by the Republican-run Majority Coalition Caucus. Continue reading Washington state Senate proposes $38 billion budget with no tax increases
Senate Republican lead budget writer Sen. Andy Hill will announce the Senate's operating budget proposal at noon on Tuesday at the Capitol. Continue reading Senate budget proposal to be released at noon Tuesday, TVW will be live
Here's our 15-minute recap of Monday's legislative activities on "Legislative Review," including public testimony on the $38.8 billion House budget proposal that would raise taxes to pay for education. We also cover a Senate hearing on a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage to $12 an hour, as well as details about the House capital budget. Continue reading Monday recap on ‘Legislative Review’
Washington workers, business owners and others testified before a State Senate committee Monday on a bill to boost the statewide minimum wage. Continue reading Push to raise statewide minimum wage heard in state Senate
Affordable housing, mental health, schools and more will get funding for construction projects over the next two years as part of the proposed $3.8 billion House capital budget. Continue reading Supporters laud affordable housing, mental health in House capital budget hearing
Here's our weekly "Legislative Review" wrap-up, including details from the House budget proposal. House Democrats on Friday released a $38.8 billion budget proposal that includes $1.4 billion in new taxes, including a new capital gains tax and changes to the business and occupation tax. Continue reading Weekly ‘Legislative Review’ with House budget details
House Democrats on Friday released a $38 billion budget proposal that includes $1.4 billion in new taxes, including a new capital gains tax and changes to the business and occupation tax. Continue reading House Democrats roll out $38.8 billion budget proposal, new taxes
Here's our 15-minute recap of Thursday's legislative activities on "Legislative Review." We cover two different proposals to lower college tuition -- one that relies on new revenue, and one that does not. Plus, highlights from a committee hearing on the Senate's gas tax proposal and a move to allow judges to remove their home address from certain public documents. Continue reading Thursday recap on ‘Legislative Review’
More than 90 people signed up to testify before a state House committee Thursday on a GOP-led plan to raise the state’s gas tax and fund transportation. Continue reading Dozens testify on Senate transportation plan
A Senate committee considered a bill that would allow judges, prosecuting attorneys and sheriffs to omit their home addresses from financial disclosure documents. Continue reading Thurston County judge in acid attack testifies for disclosure exemption
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