| Aug 24, 2014
| 11:50 AM
ST. LOUIS At the beginning of the month, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was in a position most politicians would envy.
As the moderate two-term Democratic governor of a Republican-leaning state, he could tout a stellar state credit rating, a scandal-free...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 9:31 PM
State lawmakers tell us they are reviewing security protocol in the wake of this weekend’s attempt on the life of Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.
Many of the Washington lawmakers say they are confident in their safety at the capitol.
| Jan 9, 2012
| 5:56 PM
The start of the state legislative session Monday was mostly ceremonial – flags, honor guards, some unanimous resolutions. But the political battle lines quickly became clear.
House Speaker Frank Chopp, D-Seattle, wasted no time in his opening...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 3:24 PM
The state Senate voted 44-4 Wednesday to give final approval to the state Redistricting Commission's map for new legislative and congressional districts for the next 10 years. The biggest change is creation of a first-ever 10th Congressional District...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 6:51 PM
When it comes to improving public education, Republicans generally call for reforms and Democrats generally call for more money. This means charter schools, which are basically a reform, are more often something that Republicans push.
However, more and...
| May 25, 2011
| 10:26 PM
Some last minute wrangling over budget issues has resulted in 34-13 vote in the Washington Senate to pass its own version of House Bill 1087, the 2011-13 Operating Budget.
The final vote came in final few hours of the 2011 legislature’s Special...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 11:11 PM
Members of the Washington State Senate Democratic Caucus, are mourning the sudden death of Sen. Scott White who was found dead at the Suncadia Resort on October 21. White was attending a conference on setting a regional economic vision.
| Jun 13, 2011
| 5:01 PM
At a news conference in Olympia Monday, Gov. Chris Gregoire officially announced she will not seek a third term in office.
"The worst thing I can think of for the people of Washington is for me to be preoccupied with a campaign right now. I need to set...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 2:04 PM
A group of political and religious leaders in Spokane announced Tuesday that they were endorsing Initiative 502, which would legalize, tax and regulate marijuana in Washington.
Among those endorsing the initiative are State Senate Majority Leader Lissa...
| May 3, 2012
| 5:47 PM
State Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown, D-Spokane, announced Thursday she will not seek re-election in November.
“Returning home two weeks ago, I began taking stock of my 20 years in the Legislature, reflecting on what I have been able to...
| Nov 5, 2008
| 4:30 PM
Obama has announce his transition team. Co-chairs are John Podesta (fmr Clinton chief of staff), Obama Chicago confidante Valerie Jarrett, and Pete Rouse. A large board of advisors. Release is after the jump. He also has a public website, expected......