The Senate has approved a measure that makes a variety of changes in the state’s education system, including an enhanced focus on young students who are reading below grade level and development of rules on how to handle student discipline.
Washington state agencies are working to identify which areas of government will need to cease operations if the Legislature fails to pass a budget over the next 18 days.
Washington lawmakers may not complete their work on time — again. This time, the stakes are getting higher.
A Republican-dominated coalition in the Washington state Senate blocked discussion on a plan to require insurers to cover abortion Wednesday, voting down a procedural motion after a tense exchange about why the legislation has languished in the chamber.
Oregon lawmakers on Thursday heard their first public testimony on a bill to grant short-term driver’s licenses to people who can’t prove they’re legally in the United States, and the discussion got heated as opponents said it would encourage more people to come to Oregon illegally and supporters said it would make the state’s roads safer.
Fans of Oregon craft beer can bring a reusable container known as a “growler” to their local brewery and fill up, and the Oregon wine industry wants in on that kind of trade.
Washington senators are moving ahead with a proposal that would allow older teens to taste alcohol in college classes.
U.S. Patty Murray wants to be chairwoman of the Senate Budget Committee.
She will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.
While Mitt Romney talks about binders full of women, Democrats have ballots full of women.