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Constitutionality of Washington charter schools argued in state Supreme Court

Arguments centered on collective bargaining, local accountability, funding, and supervisory authority of charter schools in Washington state....Read More

Morning Wire: filing week, I-940, artificial intelligence

Changes in Washington's mental health system and early highlights from filing week are featured in this week's Morning Wire....Read More

Law enforcement groups support appeal of deadly force initiative court ruling

After a Thurston County Superior Court judge ruled that the passage of Initiative 940 and HB 3003 violated the state constitution, lawyers for the legislature...Read More

Six states join legal battle over development of Millennium Bulk coal terminals

Six states have filed a joint amicus brief in support of the Millennium Bulk coal terminal project in Longview....Read More

Ten Republican legislators file motion calling for recusal of Justice Yu in McCleary case

The motion claims Justice Yu's recent speech at a Washington Education Association event raises the suspicion of partiality....Read More

Judge rules legislature violated constitution in controversial passage of deadly-force initiative

Judge Christine Schaller ruled that the legislature’s passage of both I-940 and HB 3003 violated the state constitution....Read More

Legislature tells court they’ve taken final steps “to achieve full compliance” with McCleary

The ongoing saga to fully fund basic education in Washington may have finally come to a close. Legislators have approved a report outlining the ways...Read More

Former Gov. Evans asks Supreme Court to uphold Washington’s culvert case ruling

Former Governor Daniel J. Evans submitted a brief on Monday to the U.S. Supreme Court asking them to uphold the ruling in Washington’s long-running culvert...Read More

Lawsuit filed against budget reserve gimmick

Jason Mercier is the Director of the Center for Government Reform at Washington Policy Center. He wrote the following commentary on the recent lawsuit filed against...Read More

Washington hearing on transgender military ban lawsuit to go forward Tuesday

Attorney General Bob Ferguson says federal court hearing on President Trump's transgender military ban will go forward on Tuesday....Read More