Washington Legislature Passes Paid Family Leave MeasureWith less than an hour to spare, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a new two-year $43.7 billion state operating budget in time to avoid a partial government shutdown.
Governor Sign $43.7 Billion Budget, Avoids Partial ShutdownWith less than an hour to spare, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a new two-year $43.7 billion state operating budget in time to avoid a partial government shutdown.
Governor Inslee Signs Early Learning Quality, Tuition Cut Bills Surrounded by children, Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday signed bills to help kids on both ends of the education spectrum: a comprehensive new early learning bill and a measure that will cut college and university tuition.
Inslee Signs Judicial Review Of Mental Health DecisionsGov. Jay Inslee has signed a law that will allow family members to ask a judge to step in if a mental health professional will not involuntarily commit a relative they believe could be suicidal or a danger to others.
Gov. Inslee Signs Health Care Information Sharing MeasureGov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that will give consumers, employers, doctors and others more information about the cost and quality of health care providers and services.
Gov. Inslee Signs Measure Expanding Animal Cruelty LawsThe new law creates a $125 fine for leaving an unattended animal confined where temperature, lack of water or dearth of fresh air could hurt or kill it.
Trial Of Washington Auditor Delayed; Impeachment ConsideredA federal judge on Monday delayed the trial of indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley by seven months, prompting new calls for Kelley's resignation or impeachment.
Overtime: Washington Legislature Going Into Special SessionThe House's budget chair said Tuesday Washington lawmakers will not finish their work by Sunday's deadline and will need a special session to work out the details on the state budget and adequately paying for public education.
Governor Denies 2nd Request For Special ProsecutorGov. Jay Inslee has denied a second request to appoint a special prosecutor in the case of a Mexican man shot and killed by three Pasco police officers. This request came from the attorney for the victim's estranged wife and daughters.
Gov. Inslee Halts State-Funded Travel To IndianaWashington state Gov. Jay Inslee says he is imposing an administration-wide ban on state-funded travel to Indiana after the passage of a new law that critics say has the potential to discriminate against gays and lesbians and others based on religious beliefs.
Governor Declares Drought Emergency In Some Parts Of StateGov. Jay Inslee has declared a drought emergency for three regions in Washington state.
Washington Coroner: 'We Don't Want Another Ferguson Here In Pasco'The killing Tuesday of orchard worker Antonio Zambrano-Montes sparked protests after witnesses said he was running away when he was shot in a busy intersection in Pasco, a city about 215 miles southeast of Seattle.