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Constitutional language debated during Supreme Court arguments on police use of deadly force measures

The State Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday on the controversial passage of both Initiative-940 and HB 3003 at the end of the 2018 session....Read More

Support and opposition in response to Janus decision

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in the Janus v. AFSCME case finds that requiring nonmembers of public-sector unions to pay “fair share fees” is...Read More

Key arguments in Washington’s recently filed family separation lawsuit

On Tuesday Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed Washington’s latest lawsuit against the Trump administration in Federal District court in Western Washington. With the lawsuit, announced last week...Read More

Washington lawmakers react to travel ban decision

In a close, 5-4 decision, this morning the US Supreme Court upheld the September 2017 version of President Trump’s travel ban. The ban restricts immigration...Read More

Sen. Dhingra, Reps. Slatter and Pellicciotti speak out in support of Washington lawsuit

Many have felt helpless, but today we stand united and are leading the charge in the fight for families, and for the values this great...Read More

US Supreme Court kicks same-sex discrimination case back to Washington

Arlene’s Flowers, again brings the Court the question of whether state laws against discrimination require a business owner to provide services for events that may...Read More

Montana Attorney General: coal producing states “held hostage” by politicians in Washington State

At the end of May, during a panel at the 2018 Montana Energy Summit, energy industry leaders and Republican lawmakers called out Washington State as...Read More

Washington to lead multi-state lawsuit against Trump Administration immigration policies

AG Ferguson explained that his office began investigating and preparing the lawsuit last month, when the “zero-tolerance” immigration policies were announced, but that the recent...Read More

Sen. Rolfes: Supreme Court online sales tax ruling likely to require “follow-up legislation” in 2019

By a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states are allowed to collect sales taxes from online retailers even if the businesses do...Read More

Jim Boldt on homelessness in Washington: Homeless McCleary?

Jim Boldt wrote the following commentary on the state's role in providing funding to address homelessness. ...Read More