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Screen capture of Sen. Don Benton. He said he was prepared to go into another special legislative session to ensure that the Legislature preserves the Senate goal of not raising taxes. (Credit: donbenton.src.wastateleg.org)

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

File photo of a doctor performing an ultrasound. (Photo by GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP/Getty Images)

State Senate Group Blocks Abortion Insurance

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.

04/17/2013

File photo of a person holding a drivers license. (Photo by TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Ore. Senate Mulls Immigrant Driver’s License Bill

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.

04/11/2013

File photo of barrels of wine. (Photo by VANO SHLAMOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Wine In Reusable Growlers? Ore. Senate Says Cheers

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.

03/28/2013

File photo of beer. (credit: JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

Washington Bill To Allow Older Teens To Taste Alcohol In College Classes

Washington senators are moving ahead with a proposal that would allow older teens to taste alcohol in college classes.

03/08/2013

Sen. Patty Murray at the 2012 Democratic National Convention (Getty Images)

Sen. Murray Eyes Top Spot On Budget Committee

U.S. Patty Murray wants to be chairwoman of the Senate Budget Committee.

CBS Seattle–11/16/2012

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi with female House Democrats (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Pelosi Stays On As Leader, Continuing To Defy The GOP War On Women

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.

11/14/2012

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Opinion: Ballots Full Of Women

While Mitt Romney talks about binders full of women, Democrats have ballots full of women.

11/06/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Desperation Showing In Final Days Of Campaign

As the campaign draws to a close it has become very apparent that Obama will return to the White House and that Harry Reid will lead a Democratic Senate.

11/02/2012

Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Republicans Are Abandoning Romney’s Sinking Ship

Romney is dragging his own campaign and every Republican down. Republican operatives and House and Senate candidates have conceded as much throughout the month of September.

09/26/2012

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