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Cottage food product labeling requirements might change

A Republican-led bill, House Bill 2217, would make a small change to current cottage food labeling requirements if passed. Cottage food producers, defined as producers...Read More

Advocates, opponents turn out for sex education bill

In a public hearing over House Bill 2184, The House of Representatives Education Committee took comments from advocates for and opponents of the sexual health...Read More

Senate Republicans form “Tax Watchdog Committee”

Responding to Governor Inslee’s proposal to pull millions from the state’s emergency fund to pay for homeless services, as well as what the caucus is...Read More

State Treasurer releases new study on the state’s debt

The State Treasurer wants Washington residents and the Legislature to know just how much debt the state has amassed, releasing a study on the state’s...Read More

Senate committee considers sexual offender registration waiver

The Senate Human Services, Rehabilitation & Reentry Committee held a public hearing Wednesday on Senate Bill 6180, which concerns juvenile sexual offense registration waivers.  SB...Read More

Gov. delivers State of the State

Gov. Jay Inslee delivered the State of the State address Tuesday, during which he spoke about a number of issues affecting Washington, including homelessness, climate...Read More

Q&A: Rep. Gael Tarleton on her bid to become Washington’s next Secretary of State

Rep. Gael Tarleton has represented Washington’s 36th Legislative District for the past 7 years. Earlier this month she launched her campaign for Secretary of State,...Read More

2020 session starts amid rallies on farming, environment

Groups of demonstrators rallying in support of farming and environmental sustainability gathered outside the state capitol building just before the state’s House Democratic and Republican...Read More

Medicaid-managed care kicks off session for Health Committee

The Senate Health & Long-Term Care Committee started off the 2020 legislative session Monday with two presentations about managed care plans through Medicaid both nationally...Read More

Pre-filed water bill attempts to address drought mitigation

A pre-filed bill filed on Dec. 3 would allow water rights donations to be used for mitigation of drought conditions if it passes this legislative...Read More