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Washington lawmakers adjourned their 105-day legislative session Sunday without coming to an agreement on a new two-year budget, and Gov. Comment?
The special session of the Legislature that Jay Inslee has called for May 13 gives the new governor a second chance to leave his mark, something he was mostly unable to do in the 105-day regular session that ended Sunday. Comment?
With just two weeks left in their 105-day session, Washington lawmakers are running out of time to pass a state budget that puts at least $1 billion more into public schools to answer a state Supreme Court ruling, protects the poor and doesn't rely on gimmicks. Comment?
Public sector workers in state government agencies got a boost from Gov. Jay Inslee's budget outline Thursday, which proposes to honor contracts with some two-dozen worker unions while also raising taxes to pump $1.2 billion in new spending into K-12 public schools. Comment?
The Legislature hits the one-third mark of its contentious session today with little to show for its work. Comment?
In order to ease the concerns of gun owners, state lawmakers seeking to expand background checks for gun sales have made a series of changes to their proposal. Comment?
Three contentious measures intended to save businesses money by changing workers' compensation rules were passed Monday by the Washington state Senate. Comment?
Three weeks into a new legislative session, top Washington lawmakers say it is too early to know if two dozen labor contracts negotiated by then-Gov. Chris Gregoire can be honored. Comment?
The Washington state Senate on Wednesday passed its first bills of the 2013 legislative session, but put off a vote on a set of controversial measures intended to save businesses money by changing workers' compensation rules. Comment?
Brad Shannon maintains this blog. He is political editor at The Olympian and can be reached at 360-753-1688 or email@example.com . About 24 hours into his new job, Gov. Comment?
The ongoing stalemate over who is in charge of the Washington state Senate may get sorted out on neutral ground Friday morning. Comment?
Brad Shannon maintains this blog. He is political editor at The Olympian and can be reached at 360-753-1688 or firstname.lastname@example.org . It remains to be seen what Senate Democrats will do about the power-sharing arrangement outlined this week by 23 Republicans and two Democrats, led by state Democratic Sen. Comment?
Brad Shannon maintains this blog. He is political editor at The Olympian and can be reached at 360-753-1688 or email@example.com . Senate Republicans joined by maverick Democratic Sens. Comment?
Sen. Mark Schoesler is a wheat farmer and a 20-year veteran of the Legislature who hails from rural Ritzville, about halfway between the Tri-Cities and Spokane. Comment?