Washington state Senate
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.
Supporters 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.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — County commissioners have appointed Republican Rep. Ann Rivers to fill an empty state Senate seat. Rivers was sworn in Monday to replace Sen. Joseph Zarelli, who resigned from the 18th District […]
The 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.