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Special Session Begins at the Washington Capitol
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Legislature has started a 30-day special session to address the still unresolved two-year state budget that must comply with a state Supreme Court order on education funding.
Gov. Jay Inslee issued the official special session proclamation Monday, a day afte…
Washington Legislature Passes REAL ID Bill
OLYMPIA (AP) — Washington lawmakers have reached agreement on a two-tiered licensing system that seeks to bring Washington state into compliance with federal identification requirements.
The House passed the measure on a 55-41 vote Thursday, followed by the Senate, which passed it on a 36-13 vo…
Washington Lawmakers Heading into Overtime
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Unable to agree to negotiate, much less reach, a state budget deal during their regularly scheduled legislative session, Washington lawmakers are likely to start an overtime special session on Monday.
Lawmakers are expected to break for the weekend on Friday, with just a f…
New Bill Signed into Law Protecting Tethered Dogs
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Dog owners could face new penalties in Washington state if they tie up or "tether" their dogs in an inhumane way.
Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law Wednesday that would make it illegal for a person to leave a dog tethered for a reckless period of tim…
Legislature OKs Fees For Electronic Public Records
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Legislature has approved a measure that will allow government agencies to charge fees for electronic copies of records.
The House on Monday voted 80-18 to approve House Bill 1595, agreeing with earlier changes made by the Senate, the News Tribune reported ...
Washington Governor Signs Theatrical Wrestling Bill
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee alongside masked wrestlers signed a bill that creates a license for theatrical wrestling schools.
Inslee signed the measure into law Monday. It aligns theatrical wrestling - popularly known for chair-throwing, body-slamming, and rehearsed matches seen on televisi…
Legislature Passes 12-month Birth Control Refill Bill
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Legislature has passed a bill that would let women get a 12-month refill of their birth control prescriptions instead of a month at the time.
The measure passed the Senate Wednesday on a 48-1 vote after passing the House last month on a 93-5 vote...

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