Education

House Democrat introduces bill highlighting job training needs in rural counties

Washington Republicans have been identifying themselves as the party representing rural voters. They make those arguments when talking about water rights as it relates to...Read More

Democrats secure ‘levy cliff’ bill’s passage in legislature

Democrats have argued to extend the "levy cliff" throughout the 2017 session, and on Thursday they made significant headway in that goal....Read More

Democrats call, again, for action on ‘levy cliff’

Some school districts may have to send out pink slips if the state legislature doesn’t pass the Democrats’ “levy cliff” bill, argued Democratic leadership at...Read More

GOP leaders defend education funding plan, criticize Democrats’ plan

After facing criticism for their budget plan, Republican leaders defended their education funding proposal Monday at a press conference, and made their own criticisms of...Read More

Democrats criticize GOP education funding bill, call for move on ‘levy cliff’

Democrats expect to move an education funding plan, sponsored by Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, onto the Senate Floor Thursday or early next week, said House...Read More

Washington AG announces lawsuit against student loan servicer Navient

Three government officials announced lawsuits against the student loan servicer, Navient (formerly known as Sallie Mae), and Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is one of...Read More

How would Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed carbon tax work?

A presentation of Gov. Jay Inslee’s carbon tax proposal was met with a mix of skepticism and praise at the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications...Read More

Gov. Jay Inslee makes push for his budget plan, GOP not on board

Gov. Jay Inslee largely focused on his proposed budget for the 2017 State of the State. Though he touched on the economy, mental health care...Read More

What do Washington voters want state lawmakers to focus on in 2017?

Education is top of the list on Washington voter’s priorities for state lawmakers this year, according to a release from The Elway Poll, a nonpartisan polling...Read More

Inslee Walking a Charter School Tightrope

Democrats are in danger of losing control of the state House of Representatives this year and an Inslee veto might seal the deal. Democrats outnumber...Read More