The Legislature has approved a supplemental budget that pays for costs associated with last summer’s wildfires and increases spending at the state’s psychiatric hospitals. The supplemental budget passed out of the House with a vote of 78-17 early Tuesday afternoon, the 20th day of the 30-day special session. The Senate gave final approval to the budget […] Continue reading Legislature passes supplemental budget
Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday that budget negotiators have reached "tentative agreements on a variety of issues," but have not yet reached a deal at the halfway point of the 30-day special session. Continue reading Gov. Jay Inslee discusses special session, signs bill giving pay raises to troopers
Senate Republicans publicly released their latest supplemental budget proposal on Friday that make a number of changes from the version previously passed off the Senate floor. Continue reading Senate Republicans release latest supplemental budget proposal
Gov. Jay Inslee told lawmakers Thursday evening there will be "no break and no rest" after they failed to come up with a supplemental budget agreement by the end of the regular 60-day session. Continue reading Special session underway after Legislature adjourns without supplemental budget
The Legislature has given final approval to a bill that modifies several DUI laws, including one that shortens the time that someone arrested for drunk driving can use their driver's license from 60 days to 30 days. Continue reading Legislature passes bill expanding DUI laws
On TVW’s live Sine Die show, Anita Kissee interviewed leadership from all four corners at the Capitol as a special edition of The Impact. Both Democrats and Republicans believe that a plan could be developed by the end of the night but passing a supplemental budget is unlikely. Continue reading Lawmakers discuss final day of session, possibility of special session
The House approved a bill Wednesday that would keep charter schools open in Washington after the Washington Supreme Court declared the schools unconstitutional. Senate Bill 6194 passed out of the House on a 58 to 39 vote following more than two hours of debate. It now heads back to the Senate for concurrence on amendments. The […] Continue reading House approves bill keeping charter schools open in Washington
As the countdown to the midnight deadline begins, TVW will air back-to-back live interviews with more than 20 lawmakers on Thursday. Continue reading Special Sine Die edition of the ‘The Impact’ is live starting at 8 a.m. Thursday
The Legislature has approved a supplemental transportation budget that gives Washington State Patrol troopers a pay raise and aims to fix congestion on the Interstate 405 corridor. Continue reading Supplemental transportation budget approved by Legislature
The House on Tuesday passed a police body camera bill that aims to limit some requests for video footage for privacy reasons while also setting up the process to make some footage available to the public. House Bill 2362 passed out on a vote of 57-39. The bill sets parameters under the Public Records Act for people who request body camera video and sound recordings. Continue reading Police body camera bill approved by Legislature
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