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State spending hike proposed

Funding for health care, education, and efforts to curb houselessness are promised in a $58 billion state budget proposal from the Washington Senate Democrats unveiled March 25.... — Updated 3/27/2021

 By Sydney Brown    News

Legislative Report: Tax credits, free lunches, land leases, immigrant help get House approval

As a single mother who survived on food stamps, an added $20 monthly cost for her four children’s lunch was more than Rep. Melanie Morgan (D-Tacoma), could afford at that time. Eliminating copays on her children’s lunch would h... — Updated 2/15/2021

 By Sydney Brown    News

Bill would ban open-carry weapons at peaceful state capitol protests

A proposed ban on open-carry weapons during public demonstrations sparked a heated debate on whether the bill unreasonably restricts the Second Amendment to secure the protections of the First. The Senate Law & Justice Committee... — Updated 1/29/2021

 By Sydney Brown    News

Heated debate on fast-action business bill to skip first phase of recovery plan

Dozens of business owners — from restaurant owners to bowling alley managers — told state officials that continued COVID-19 restrictions place small businesses at risk of permanent closure, but state healthcare officials said... — Updated 1/21/2021

 By Sydney Brown    News

State patrol, National Guard will secure capitol campus ahead of inauguration

Hundreds of officers from the Washington State Patrol and the National Guard will continue to surround the Capitol Campus in Olympia through the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. WSP spokesperson Chris Loftis said the... — Updated 1/18/2021


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