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It was the centerpiece of the governor’s crusade against climate change. Now it’s gone.
If legislators don’t act on the governor’s legislation, a plan could land on the November ballot.
In his State-of-the-State address, the governor made the case for an ambitious carbon tax.
Rep. Suzan DelBene’s amendments to restore deductions, that the bill does away with, were rejected.
Democrats went to bed Tuesday night confidently declaring their party will control the levers of legislating in state government by the end of the month.… Continue reading
OLYMPIA — When the legal battle on education funding returns to the state Supreme Court Tuesday, the leader of Washington’s public school system will be… Continue reading
Some hope that a Democratic victory in the Senate race will spur a bipartisan Hirst compromise.
But they didn’t ask for testimony from the transportation committee members who negotiated the bill.
Lawmakers will decide whether to keep them or end the experiment and try something else.
There is no shortage of subjects that candidates for local offices can debate in their campaigns this fall. Don’t expect President Donald J. Trump to… Continue reading
Editor’s note: As of the Reporter’s deadline, a budget hadn’t been approved by the state Legislature. The process of shutting down state government is under… Continue reading
It’s pretty clear those running Sound Transit aren’t seizing the initiative to ease the financial pain caused by a surge in its car tab fees.… Continue reading
The countdown to special session is underway. Truthfully, it’s been going on for awhile among those in the fraternity of lawmakers, lobbyists and legislative staff… Continue reading
As eight lawmakers arrived at a conference room early Wednesday for another round of negotiations on public school funding, I welcomed them with a nod… Continue reading
After years of futility in targeting the wealthy, House Democrats may have divined an approach to achieve some of the political and financial dividends they’ve… Continue reading
OLYMPIA — This could be interesting. Thursday afternoon directors of Sound Transit will hold their regular monthly meeting in Seattle. It will be their first… Continue reading
OLYMPIA — The next episode in a political drama sparked by President Donald Trump’s election will take place in a Tacoma office building Friday. There,… Continue reading
A bipartisan alliance of lawmakers wants to rewrite one of the state’s vaunted political commandments in order to restore a stream of dollars to schools… Continue reading
Eliminating the express toll lanes on I-405 was a popular pledge of candidates on the campaign trail in Snohomish County.
There may be a little extra elbow room for Democratic lawmakers at Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday. As many as 54 Democratic House members are saying… Continue reading