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OLYMPIA — Voter-approved school levy lid rates would rise from $1.50 to $2.50 per $1,000 of assessed property, under Senate Bill 5313, currently under consideration in the Senate Ways and Mean…

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OLYMPIA — State lawmakers are under the clock in Olympia, as they work long hours to pass hundreds of bills in time for March 13’s 5 p.m. deadline for bills to pass their originating chamber.

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OLYMPIA — Despite past voter rejection of similar proposals, Senate Transportation Committee chair Steve Hobbs rolled out a comprehensive funding package that would impose a carbon pollution f…

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OLYMPIA — A group of 46 Democratic representatives aims to create an Office of Equity in Washington state to promote access to equitable opportunities and reduce racial and ethnic disparities.

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OLYMPIA — School resource officers, threat assessments, and statewide school safety best practices are all topics of proposed legislation this year, however, none of the five bills are schedul…

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OLYMPIA — More than 2,000 people signed into the Senate Law and Justice Committee on Monday for hearings on 3-D printed guns, high-capacity magazines, domestic violence, as well as proposed tr…

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OLYMPIA — Despite a bus cancellation, a group of students from Kirkland’s Lake Washington High School made it to Olympia on Jan. 24 to express support for a statewide ban on single-use plastic…

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OLYMPIA — Lawmakers are pushing for a bill to allow year-round observation of daylight saving time in the state of Washington, with the intention of the practice spreading throughout the country.

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OLYMPIA — Proposed Senate legislation would create rural development and opportunity zone funds and extend tax reductions to certain timber activities. Private investment companies could apply…

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OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee proposed a $54.4 billion state budget that would introduce a capital gains tax on stocks, bonds and other assets.