Renewed bipartisan push gives hope to nearly 16,000 high school seniors

OLYMPIA – Democratic and Republican lawmakers in the Washington state House of Representatives are once again calling for immediate approval of HB 1046, which would delink high-stakes standardized tests as a requirement for students to earn a diploma. Nearly 16,000... READ MORE

State Republicans’ tax plan could hit Eastside property owners hard.

OLYMPIA – Households along much of the I-405 corridor would see a sharp property tax increase as a result of the state Republicans’ K-12 education funding plan. The Senate Republican education funding proposal raises $5.5 billion in new state property... READ MORE

State Republicans’ education funding plan shortchanges 1.1 million students

Democratic plan a clear win-win for students, middle class families, and small businesses

OLYMPIA – Washington State Senate Republicans are holding firm on claims that their budget invests more money towards public schools while providing tax cuts for 83% of taxpayers despite nonpartisan legislative staff analysis that contradicts those claims. “It’s frustrating to... READ MORE

New law to reduce distracted driving signed by governor

TACOMA – A bipartisan effort by state lawmakers to target distracted driving received the governor’s endorsement today. The Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act updates the 2010 state law regarding the use of personal electronic devices by people when... READ MORE

Goodman DUI legislation signed into law

OLYMPIA – Washington’s DUI laws have been strengthened thanks to legislation signed by Governor Jay Inslee in a ceremony in Tacoma earlier today. House Bill 1614, sponsored by Rep. Roger Goodman (D-Kirkland), passed the House and Senate with strong bipartisan... READ MORE

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