Rep. Hans Dunshee is taking over as the lead Democratic budget writer in the House, where he will chair the House Appropriations Committee. Continue reading Rep. Hans Dunshee elected new budget chair in House
The state's Ecology department is moving forward with a rule-making process that would require more than 30 manufacturers, power plants and landfills in Washington to significantly reduce greenhouse emissions. Continue reading Ecology begins rule-making process to cap carbon emissions
On tonight's edition of "The Impact," host Anita Kissee looks at the threat of toxic algae blooms in Washington's lakes and rivers. Continue reading Toxic algae, GET program on tonight’s edition of ‘The Impact’
Revenue in the current two-year budget cycle is up by about $363 million, bringing total projections for the 2015-17 budget to $37.8 billion. Continue reading State revenue increases by $363 million in current budget
TVW will be covering several events this week: Continue reading On TVW this week: Revenue forecast, House Labor committee
Gov. Jay Inslee is convening a legislative workgroup this month focused on McCleary in an attempt to end the state Supreme Court's $100,000-a-day fine against the state for being in contempt of the court's order to fully fund basic education. Continue reading Gov. Inslee convenes McCleary workgroup, raises possibility of special session
In the wake of the Washington Supreme Court decision that struck down the state's charter school law, the state commission that oversees charter schools will begin a "wind down" process while also exploring its legal options. Continue reading Charter School Commission to wind down, seek legislative fix to court ruling
"The Impact" returns from summer hiatus on Wednesday with a new episode about the first-of-its-kind fish passage project on the Cle Elum dam. Continue reading ‘The Impact’ returns from hiatus on Wednesday with new episode on fish passage
Two Democrats announced their departure from the Legislature this month, while a senior Republican is seeking a second elected office. Continue reading Lawmakers announce departure from Olympia
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