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House carbon tax bill sees hours of supportive, critical public testimony

A bill that would introduce a statewide carbon tax was heard in the House Environment committee and was met with about two hours of testimony,...Read More

Column: It’s time to make the collective bargaining process more transparent

If you were hoping the House would willingly allowed a vote on Rossi’s bill, I wouldn’t hold my breath if one member of the Senate...Read More

Rep. Kristine Lytton and Sen. Christine Rolfes mugshots courtesy of Washington Legislature. Statehouse photo by Erin Fenner.

Democrats say they hope Republicans will make compromises on Hirst bill

Democrats are not totally on board with Republicans' proposed fix to the Hirst Decision....Read More

AG Bob Ferguson seeking a travel ban hearing

The fight over President Donald Trump's travel ban is far from over....Read More

Well water case’s costs could hit urban areas, Republicans argue

Prior to the Hirst Decision, counties deferred to the state and, more specifically, the Department of Ecology in issues of personal well permitting....Read More

From left: Rep. Matt Manweller. R-Ellensburg, and Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, speak at a regular press conference about issues including a their stance on a carbon tax. (Photo by Erin Fenner.)

State Republicans reiterate their stance on a possible carbon tax: No

Republicans are not warming to a carbon tax anytime soon....Read More