Lawmakers Race To Pass $43.7 Billion State Budget Details of a new two-year state operating budget were released Friday, the same day Washington lawmakers must vote on the plan in order to prevent a partial government shutdown.
Absent Budget Deal, Washington Prepares For A ShutdownWashington lawmakers are in an increasingly familiar place this year: in a third special session, racing to avoid a partial shutdown of state government because they've spent months unable to reach agreement on a new two-year state budget.
Revenue Projections For Washington Higher Than Expected
Government Wants Appeal Of Travel Ban Put On HoldThe Justice Department wants a federal appeals court to put President Trump's travel ban case on hold until he issues a new order.
What Comes Next In Trump Travel Ban CaseA federal appeals court has handed a resounding victory to Washington state and Minnesota in their challenge of President Donald Trump's travel ban, finding unanimously that a lower court ruling suspending the ban's enforcement should stay in place while the case continues.
Microsoft's Lawsuit Against Secret Searches Can ProceedA federal judge declined to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Microsoft that claims a law that prohibits technology companies from telling customers when the government demands their electronic data is unconstitutional.
US Is No Longer A 'Full Democracy' According To EIUThe Economist Intelligence Unit released their democracy index, and the United States are no longer a 'full democracy.'
Trump Picks Ericksen, Benton To Work With EPATwo Republican state legislators from Washington have been chosen by President Donald Trump to help reshape the Environmental Protection Agency.
Idaho's History Of Religious Fear Goes Back DecadesSome of Idaho's most conservative Republicans have raised concerns this year about local Muslim populations and the potential influence of Sharia law in the state.
Idaho Officials Approve Plan To Protect Sage Grouse HabitatIdaho officials approved a plan Tuesday to protect habitat for greater sage grouse on state endowment lands as part of an effort to avoid a federal listing of the bird under the Endangered Species Act.
Negotiations On Transportation To Begin Next WeekTransportation leaders say that negotiations on a revenue package for roads and projects won't begin until the middle of next week.
House, Senate To Vote On Budget PlansLawmakers in the House and Senate are expected to vote on their respective budget plans.