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How negotiations between Jay Inslee’s office, lawmakers, and media organizations led to the end of the controversial legislation.
It should result in reduction of the cost of vehicle licenses. The bill now goes to the state House.
Meantime, news organizations, including this one, have agreed to pause a lawsuit over access.
The bill’s failure sets the stage for a possible initiative on the November ballot.
What did they do, and what matters to you?
The bill would allow, but not require, adults to carry concealed weapons.
The bill would allow those who feel they are at risk of suicide to add their name to a do-not-sell list.
Legislators try to frame the bill as a win for open government, while opponents hope for veto by Governor Jay Inslee.
If passed, the new law would allocate money to schools for emergency response and raise the age required to purchase assault-style weapons.
Governor’s pitch to tax carbon makes it to the Senate floor, but time is running out.
Before heading to the governor’s desk, the bill will return to the Senate for another vote.
Critics slam the move as a blow to government transparency.
State Democrats push labor union-friendly bills while Republicans cry foul play.
After passionate floor debate, the bill moves to the House.
Former U.S. Secretary of State said “Washington has an opportunity to lead.”
The House of Representatives votes to end questioning criminal history on job applications.
The bill would do away with a law that opponents say is antiquated and xenophobic.
In addition to education, the program would help students find housing and provide meal plans and stipends for clothing, laundry, and showers.
The bill would provide assistance for residents that make less than 70 percent of the state median income.
The Evergreen Free College Program being called for would benefit both middle-income and low-income students.