Republicans in the state Senate said Wednesday they want most teacher salary negotiations to be statewide, with fewer local dollars going to pay educators.
Transportation leaders say that negotiations on a revenue package for roads and projects won’t begin until the middle of next week.
Lawmakers in the House and Senate are expected to vote on their respective budget plans.
A new study says Washington State University generated more than $3.4 billion in economic impact within the state last year.
The Oregon Democrat held a public forum with Silicon Valley executives to discuss the threats from ongoing government electronic surveillance.
Washington state’s unemployment rate remained at 5.6 percent last month
The study by credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s shows a significant decline in annual average state tax growth among the 10 most sales tax-dependent states, which includes Washington.
Officials say a trend of slow economic growth is expected to continue in Washington state.
The baby recession may be at an end: After a five-year span in which the number of children born in the United States dropped each year, 2013 saw a minute increase.
After much soul searching by union members, the 8-year contract extension passed with just 51 percent voting yes.