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Legislature passes supplemental budget

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

Lawmakers discuss final day of session, possibility of special session

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

House approves bill keeping charter schools open in Washington

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

Police body camera bill 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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