At 11:45 am on Tuesday Jan. 9 House and Senate convene in joint session to hear Governor Jay Inslee’s State of the State address. TVW will cover it live, followed immediately by the Republican perspective and a media availability with Republican legislative leaders. Watch… Continue reading Jan. 9 at noon: Governor Inslee’s State-of-the-State Address
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The State Supreme Court’s winter docket kicks off Jan. 9 and runs through March. TVW livestreams and archives all case arguments at tvw.org. Winter Docket… Continue reading WA Supreme Court winter docket starts Tuesday Jan. 9
Legislative leaders and Gov. Jay Inslee will discuss the upcoming 2018 legislative session and have a Q+A with reporters. … Continue reading Thursday Jan. 4 at 9 am: Annual Associated Press Legislative Preview
The 2018 Legislature runs Jan. 8-March 8, 2018. TVW will cover all commmittee hearings and floor debates, televised and streamed online at tvw.org. Watch… Continue reading 2018 Legislature: Jan. 8 – March 8 — TVW will cover it all, unedited and “gavel to gavel.”
State health care officials are watching D.C. to see what happens in health care, and how it could affect this Washington. We sit down with WA Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler and MaryAnne Lindeblad of the state’s Health Care Authority. Watch… Continue reading “Inside Olympia” – Sept. 21, 2017: Health Care Coverage
The 2017 Legislature approved a plan it contends meets the state’s constitutional obligation to fully fund K-12 public schools.
But the plaintiffs in the ongoing “McCleary” lawsuit say the state has not met that obligation, and are urging the WA Supreme Court to maintain jurisdiction in the case. … Continue reading “Inside Olympia” — Sept. 14, 2017: Has the state met its “McCleary” obligation?
The 2017 Legislature created a significant new state agency with a challenging mission: protecting and educating Washington’s children.
Why did lawmakers create the new Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families? Will the new agency succeed, and how will its success be measured?
We sit down with the first… Continue reading “Inside Olympia” — Sept. 7, 2017: Dept. of Children, Youth and Families
Police use of deadly force was a top issue coming into the 2017 Legislature, but bills to address the issue have so far failed to gain traction in Olympia. We debrief with Sen. David Frockt and Rep. Roger Goodman, and two members of a 2016 task force on the issue,… Continue reading “Inside Olympia” — April 13, 2017
Comparing Senate Republicans’ and House Democrats’ proposed state budgets has been described as comparing “apples and zucchinis.” So what are the differences, and where do the two sides agree? We sit down with Senate Republican Budget Chair John Braun and House Democratic Budget Chair Timm Ormsby. Watch… Continue reading “Inside Olympia” — April 6, 2017
Mental health is a big focus in the 2017 Legislature, as lawmakers discuss how to structure and fund improvements to the state’s mental health system — we go in-depth with Sen. Steve O’Ban and Rep. Laurie Jinkins. Plus, we sit down with two freshman state reps with crime-fighting backgrounds: Republican… Continue reading “Inside Olympia” – March 30, 2017