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Gas Tax Raised

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Legislature adjourned Friday after a marathon triple overtime session where lawmakers raised the gas tax to pay for transportation projects across the state, cut college tuition and put more […]

07/10/2015

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Report: Senate’s Proposed $1,000 Worker Raises Not OK

Gov. Jay Inslee’s budget director says the Legislature lacks authority to enact a proposal by Senate Republicans to give state workers $1,000 pay raises.

CBS Seattle–04/09/2015

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Governor: Revenue Needed To Pay For Education

Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday that closing tax exemptions will have to be part of the equation to put more money into Washington state’s education system.

CBS Seattle–09/04/2014

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Wash. Lawmakers May Miss Another Major Deadline

Washington lawmakers may not complete their work on time — again. This time, the stakes are getting higher.

06/07/2013

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Oregon Gov Calls Legislature Into Special Session To Approve Tax Incentive For Nike

Gov. John Kitzhaber acknowledges his decision to abruptly call the Legislature into special session to approve a tax incentive for Nike is “extraordinarily awkward.”

12/13/2012

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Opponents Get Over 200,000 Signatures To Block Gay Marriage Law

Opponents of gay marriage say they have enough signatures to qualify a referendum for the November ballot.

06/06/2012

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House Members Head Back to Olympia

Members of the state’s House of Representatives have been ordered back to Olympia as the latest special session draws near its end.

04/02/2012

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Washington Special Legislative Session Beginning

Lawmakers will come back to Olympia on Wednesday this week, after they couldn’t agree on a supplemental budget plan before the regular 60-day legislative session ended at midnight Thursday.

03/12/2012

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WA Legislature OKs ‘Tire Socks’ for Snow Traction

Tire socks are fabric covers that slip over wheels to give drivers better traction in the snow. They originated in Scandinavia and now they may roll on Washington highways.

03/02/2012

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WA Gay Marriage Bill Passes 55-43

The Washington state Legislature has voted to legalize gay marriage, setting the stage for the state to become the seventh in the nation to allow same-sex couples to wed.

02/08/2012

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