The Capitol Record

The Capitol Record

Republicans discuss supplemental budget, Troy Kelly impeachment, DOC investigation

Republicans from the House and Senate responded to the House supplemental budget proposal on at a press conference Tuesday. They also updated reporters on State Auditor Troy Kelley’s impeachment status, and discussed their additional funding request for the Senate’s investigation into the Department of Corrections. Continue reading Republicans discuss supplemental budget, Troy Kelly impeachment, DOC investigation

‘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

Live from the Capitol: TVW’s opening day show starts 10 a.m. Monday

The Washington State Legislature’s 2015 session begins Monday, Jan. 12. Opening ceremonies start at noon, but watch TVW early to catch exclusive interviews with lawmakers, who will discuss key issues for the coming months. Continue reading Live from the Capitol: TVW’s opening day show starts 10 a.m. Monday

Majority Coalition Caucus Selects all Republican Committee Leaders

With Republicans firmly in control of the Washington State Senate, the Majority Coalition offered all committee chairmanships to members of the majority party. No Democrats were included on the list of chair assignments released by the caucus Tuesday afternoon.

For the last two year, with two Democratic members… Continue reading Majority Coalition Caucus Selects all Republican Committee Leaders

Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom won’t seek re-election

Sen. Rodney Tom (D-Medina) Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom announced Monday he won't seek re-election, citing family and health concerns. Tom was one of two conservative Democrats who helped Republicans take control of the state Senate last year, forming the Majority Coalition Caucus. Tom became the new Senate Majority Leader under the power arrangement on the first day of the 2013 legislative session. Continue reading Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom won’t seek re-election

Legislative Year in Review

On this special one-hour edition of "Legislative Year in Review," we recap the highlights from the 2014 legislative session -- from opening day to Sine Die. The show includes debate over issues such as the Dream Act, minimum wage, gun control, abortion insurance bill, death penalty, mental health, teacher evaluations, taxing e-cigarettes and the supplemental budget. Plus, a quick wrap-up of several of the bills that passed this year. Watch the show below: Continue reading Legislative Year in Review
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