Will The West Coast Keep Its Only GOP-Led Chamber?The Washington state Senate is the only Republican-led legislative chamber on the West Coast, but with two political newcomers vying for the seat in November will it stay that way?
State Senate Passes $43.7 Billion BudgetThe state Senate has approved a $43.7 billion budget for the next two years that would increase spending for public schools, mental health and state worker contracts.
Oregon May Require Students To Pass Citizens Test To Get DiplomaOregon may soon pass a bill that'd require its public high school students pass a 100 question citizenship test to receive their diploma.
Revenue Projections For Washington Higher Than Expected
State Senate Votes To Ban Holding Phones While DrivingSenate Bill 5289 passed on a 36-13 vote and heads to the House.
Senate Votes For Bill To Vacate Victims' Prostitution CrimesVictims of sex trafficking would be allowed to vacate prostitution convictions in Washington state under a measure passed by the state Senate.
Senate Republicans Release Education Funding Plan Senate Republicans on Friday released an education funding plan that seeks to replace local school levies with a statewide uniform rate earmarked for schools.
Washington State Election ResultsTake a look at how Washington residents decided on key initiatives and races throughout the state.
Murray, Vance Meet in Second Senate DebateRepublican Chris Vance continued his criticism that Sen. Patty Murray is too much of an entrenched partisan to solve congressional deadlock as the two met Sunday evening in their second debate.
Patty Murray, Chris Vance Meet in First Senate DebateThough they disagreed about many issues Murray and Vance engaged in a cordial debate, something they both said they hoped they'd be able to accomplish in light of the nasty presidential election.
Senate Rejects Gun Curbs, Despite Orlando MassacreA divided Senate rejected rival plans to bolster the federal background check system and moved toward blocking other proposed curbs on guns Monday, eight days after the horror of Orlando's mass shooting intensified pressure on lawmakers to act but knotted them in election-year gridlock anyway — even over restricting firearms for terrorists.
Washington Senate Passes Bill On Police Body CamerasThe Senate on Friday passed a bill that limits broad requests for police body-camera videos while keeping key footage available to the public.

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