Montana lawmakers are advancing a proposal that would encourage schools to develop Indian language immersion programs.
Lawmakers around the country have been taking up various bills that cater to the growing microbrewery industry.
The Idaho House has endorsed a $2 million proposal to move presidential primary elections to March, despite staunch opposition from lawmakers who say taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for associated political events.
Lawmakers in the Oregon House agree unanimously that drones should not be used for hunting or fishing.
Montana lawmakers are considering a bill to make careless gun handling a criminal offense.
Idaho lawmakers have essentially killed a bill that would create protections for gay and lesbian people, once again blocking attempts by gay rights supporters to amend the state’s anti-discrimination law.
Washington lawmakers return to the Capitol on Monday, and while they don’t have to grapple with a budget shortfall for the first time in several years, they still face pressing issues over funding for education and transportation.
Washington lawmakers adjourned for the year Saturday, bringing an end to a grueling six months of work that included two overtime sessions needed to resolve budget disputes.
Advocates seeking to expand the use of background checks on gun sales have filed a ballot initiative.
With just one day before the end of session, Washington lawmakers slogged through a handful of lingering bills Saturday but appeared to make little progress toward the ultimate goal of a final budget agreement.