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Washington Lawmakers Take Education Reform Ideas On The RoadWashington state senators from both political parties are taking education spending ideas on the road to get citizen input. But they plan to mostly avoid the biggest issue in the debate: Where will the money come from?
Election Could Decide Control Of Washington SenateThe key question hanging over legislative races Tuesday is which party will lead the state Senate for the next two years, a result that will have a role in defining the second-half of Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee's term.
State Senate OKs Fish Wars Bill, Heads To InsleeAmerican Indian tribal members arrested while exercising their treaty fishing rights before 1975 would get the chance to clear their criminal records under a bill headed to Gov. Jay Inslee's desk.
Senate Passes Bill To Boost Jobs For Veterans The Senate has passed a bill that would give Washington state business owners a tax break for hiring unemployed military veterans.
State Senate Introduces New Version Of Dream Act Leaders in the Washington state Senate on Thursday introduced a measure that expands college financial aid for students who are illegally in the country just weeks after the House passed a similar bill.
Big Money Pouring Into Wash. Senate Race The ongoing power struggle in the Washington state Senate has made one upper chamber race in an off-year election the most expensive legislative contest in state history.
Gun Bill Backers Secure Key Vote In State HouseSupporters of a plan to expand background checks on gun sales are more optimistic about the bill's fate after securing another key vote. Democratic Rep. Jamie Pederson of Seattle said Tuesday he expected the state House would take up the measure later in the day. Supporters have been straining to corral a few extra votes that would give the bill majority support in the chamber.
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Washington State Senate Passes Bill To Legalize Gay MarriageThe Washington state Senate has passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, bringing the state a step closer to becoming the seventh to allow lesbian and gay couples to wed. But the threat of a ballot challenge looms.
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