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Not everyone is pleased the state is letting drivers use the I-405 express toll lanes for free at night and on weekends.
Having completed debates on the use of toilets and taxes, the Republican majority in the state Senate directed their attention Tuesday to a top item on this session’s to-do list — education.
Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler says he regrets blurting “She’s racist” moments after his caucus ousted Lynn Peterson as the state’s transportation secretary.
It’s been tough enough for Sound Transit board members to cobble together ST3, a ballot measure seeking $15 billion for the next phase of expansion.
A Republican lawmaker wants to tax political campaigns and use the money to teach civics in schools and boost enforcement of the state’s election laws.
Minutes before Gov. Jay Inslee gave his State of the State address Tuesday, the leader of Washington’s public school system delivered a message of his own.
Gov. Jay Inslee is beginning the last year of his first term with every expectation of winning re-election in November.
There’s never been a figure in Washington politics quite like Frank Chopp.
It seems pretty obvious Washington’s next state auditor won’t be the current one, Troy X. Kelley.
The decision of state Sen. Andy Hill to not take on Gov. Jay Inslee in 2016 forced the Democratic Party attack machine to brake hard and return to the shop.
Whether The Donald gets a chance to make good on his campaign’s Make America Great Again motto won’t be known for a seeming eternity.
These days Jay Inslee might be America’s most frustrated governor. And we may soon find out how much more frustration — and stomach ache — he can take.
When the state’s duly elected auditor disappears while in office does anyone notice beyond the shadow of the Capitol dome?
For six months – officially 168 days and counting on Thursday – the state’s 147 citizen legislators and chief executive have been passing policies and playing politics.
If silence is golden, a lot of wealth is stockpiled in the state Capitol, where lawmakers and the governor are mum on progress in reaching a deal on a new state budget.
There’s nothing quite like the threat of a government shutdown July 1 to infuse urgency into negotiations on a new state budget.
The way Washington pays for public schools is illegal.
Cap-and-trade seemed dead and buried among the year’s fallen legislative ideas — until it wasn’t this week.
It took 207 days of campaigning through two elections in 2012 for Troy Xavier Kelley to secure the job as Washington’s state auditor.
State lawmakers are up for a raise in the next two years.