Washington Lawmakers Begin Hearings On Gun Control BillsVictims of gun violence, families of people killed in mass shootings and police officers urged Washington state lawmakers on Thursday to support a list of measures designed to keep firearms away from children and at-risk people, while gun-rights activists argued the proposed bills duplicate existing laws and would violate a gun owner's constitutional rights.
Washington Bill To Study Impacts Of Closing Montana Coal PlantWashington lawmakers say they want to study the impacts of closing a huge coal-fired power plant in southeastern Montana that provide powers to the Northwest.
Washington State Panel Mulls Bill To Trim Vaccine ExemptionsPersonal or philosophical opposition to vaccines would not be an authorized exemption for the parents of school-age children under a measure that received a public hearing before a House committee on Tuesday
Bill Would End Daylight Saving Time In WashingtonSome lawmakers want to end the annual shift to daylight saving time and put Washington on standard time year around.
Washington Lawmakers Consider Gas Tax Increase Key Washington state lawmakers hope to negotiate an agreement on a transportation revenue package before the end of the year.
LaHood: Either Commit Hundreds Of Millions To River Project Or Risk Losing More Than $1 Billion In Federal SupportU.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood told Washington state lawmakers Wednesday that they must commit hundreds of millions of dollars toward the estimated $3.1 billion Columbia River Crossing project this year or risk losing up to $1.2 billion in federal support.