State leaders responded Tuesday to news that State Auditor Troy Kelley was found not guilty by a jury of lying to the Internal Revenue Service. Jurors could not reach an agreement on 14 other felony charges, including stealing money and tax evasion. Continue reading State Auditor Troy Kelley found not guilty on one count, state leaders respond
On this week's edition of "The Impact:" Washington begins spraying to kill the dreaded Gypsy moth. Continue reading On ‘The Impact:’ Gypsy moth update, oil spills and education funding task force
Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday signed the supplemental operating budget passed by lawmakers last month, which pays for wildfire and mental health costs. It also commits the Legislature to fully fund basic education next year. Continue reading Supplemental operating budget signed into law
Gov. Jay Inslee has fired Western State Hospital CEO Ron Adler after two mental health patients escaped from a window in the psychiatric hospital last week. Continue reading Gov. Jay Inslee fires Western State Hospital CEO in wake of escape
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
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