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“The Impact” January 11, 2017

Click here to watch “The Impact” January 11, 2017
This week on “The Impact”:
As the 2017 legislative session begins leaders from all four caucuses weigh in on the divide over how to meet their *deadline to fully fund K-12 basic education by 2018.
Leaders… Continue reading “The Impact” January 11, 2017

“The Impact” – November 16, 2016

Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake discusses the Hirst decision with Mike McClanahan on

Click here to watch “The Impact” 11/16/2016.“The Impact” Nov. 16, 2016This week on “The Impact” state leaders relay what they’re hearing and share what they’re planning in response to a momentous state Supreme Court ruling on water rights.
“We heard during the work sessions about this decision,…… Continue reading “The Impact” – November 16, 2016

Inslee set to announce initiative to reduce gun violence Wednesday

On Wednesday Gov. Jay Inslee will announce a statewide initiative to reduce gun deaths, saying “we have a moral and ethical obligation to do so.” His announcement comes after President Obama’s executive action today on gun control.

Obama’s announcement this morning included plans to reinforce background checks–requiring… Continue reading Inslee set to announce initiative to reduce gun violence Wednesday

Alleged Driver in Fatal Crash Mistakenly Released From Prison Early

There’s more fallout from the error that allowed Washington state prisoners to be mistakenly released early. After reviewing records, the Washington Department of Corrections says two offenders allegedly committed new crimes when they should have been incarcerated, including one who reportedly killed a woman in a car crash.Continue reading Alleged Driver in Fatal Crash Mistakenly Released From Prison Early

Washington Prisoners Mistakenly Released Early

Some Washington felons may be headed back to prison after a computer error mistakenly allowed them to be released early.

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that 3,200 Washington prisoners were let go before their sentences were complete. For the last 13 years, a Department of CorrectionsContinue reading Washington Prisoners Mistakenly Released Early

Governor Inslee proposes new teacher pay raises paid for by closing tax breaks

New teachers in Washington would garner higher salaries under a proposal introduced Thursday by Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee.

Governor Jay Inslee unveils his 2016 supplemental budget proposal.

In his 2016 supplemental budget proposal, the governor would raise the starting salary for teachers to $40,000. The estimated… Continue reading Governor Inslee proposes new teacher pay raises paid for by closing tax breaks

Gov. Inslee convenes McCleary workgroup, raises possibility of special session

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

‘Legislative Year in Review’ recaps the extended 2015 session

The state Legislature adjourned on July 10 after a record-setting 176 days. In this hour-long edition of "Legislative Year in Review," we recap the highlights of the significant bills that passed -- and failed to pass -- during the regular and overtime sessions. Continue reading ‘Legislative Year in Review’ recaps the extended 2015 session
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