| 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 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...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 7:33 AM
Women of Michigan — we need to call an all-state meeting to get together and see what we can do about the unbelievable attitudes of our Republican lawmakers toward us. Really, why don’t they think we are competent enough...
| 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...
| Apr 7, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Senate and House Democrats moved closer Wednesday to a tax-package deal - one that doesn't include a sales-tax increase.
Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown, D-Spokane, confirmed that a sales-tax increase was not in the newest compromise tax plan being...
| Mar 14, 2010
| 10:11 PM
The end came and went, now lawmakers are going head-to-head over the budget deficit in an overtime special session.
Governor Christine Gregoire ordered state lawmakers to reconvene at high noon today to figure out a way to balance a $2.8 billion gap in...
| 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.
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...