Rep. Susan Fagan, a Republican lawmaker from Pullman, will resign at the end of the day Friday following allegations of ethical violations that include filing fraudulent expense reports to collect several thousand dollars in taxpayer money. Continue reading Rep. Susan Fagan to resign on Friday following ethical violation allegations
The Washington State Legislature began its 30-day special session at noon on Wednesday, four days after lawmakers adjourned the regular legislative session without passing an operating budget. Continue reading Special session begins, House passes recreational marijuana bill
Jan Jutte, the director of operations for the State Auditor's office, was due to retire on Thursday after a 30-year career at the auditor's office. Instead, she'll be taking the reins as the top official at the auditor's office while Troy Kelley is on an unpaid leave of absence to face federal charges of tax evasion. Continue reading Auditor Troy Kelley takes leave Monday, designates authority to Jan Jutte
Gov. Jay Inslee signed the Sheena Henderson Act into law Tuesday, setting up a notification system for families when police release a confiscated gun back to its owner. Continue reading Gun notification bill known as ‘Sheena Henderson Act’ signed into law by Gov. Inslee
State Auditor Troy Kelley will not be paid by the state during his leave of absence to face federal charges, according to a letter delivered to the auditor by Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday. Continue reading Gov. Inslee directs state to withhold pay from State Auditor Troy Kelley
On our final weekly edition of "Legislative Review" for this year, we recap discussion of an oil train bill that passed on the final day of session. Plus, all the events of the week leading up to Sine Die. "Legislative Review" will be back for an hourlong year-in-review show after the end of special session. Continue reading Oil train bill, Sine Die ceremony on ‘Legislative Review’
The Washington State Legislature gaveled out of the 2015 regular session Friday – two days earlier than the 105-day regular session was scheduled to end, but still weeks or more before a budget deal. Continue reading Washington’s regular legislative session ends; special session to begin April 29
Medical marijuana will have statewide regulations for the first time since Washington voters legalized recreational use, under a new state law. Continue reading Medical marijuana regulations signed into law
With operating budget negotiations at a standstill, lawmakers say that the 2015 Washington Legislative Session will adjourn on Friday -- two days earlier than the regular 105-day session was scheduled to end. Gov. Jay Inslee has called for lawmakers to return for a special session that begins on Wednesday, April 29. Continue reading Lawmakers set to adjourn early, Gov. Inslee says special session starts April 29
Joel’s Law, which enables families to petition courts to review a designated mental health professional’s decision not to detain a person with mental illness, is headed to the governor's desk after passing both chambers earlier this week. Continue reading Joel’s Law headed to governor’s desk
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