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The governor has signed Rep. Tom Dent’s bill into law that will increase the maximum grant amounts from $250,000 to $750,000 for general aviation projects provided by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)....

A measure prime-sponsored by Rep. Luanne Van Werven that will provide community and technical college (CTC) students with the costs of required textbooks and course materials before they sign up for class was signed...

Yesterday, Gov. Jay Inslee signed Rep. Dan Griffey’s bill that will help reduce recidivism and increase employment for former inmates. House Bill 1248 will enable the Correctional Industries (CI) division of...

Under legislation sponsored by Rep. Joel Kretz and signed into law today by Gov. Jay Inslee, much of the groundwork for the state’s next wildfire suppression response will be laid months in...

On Wednesday the governor signed legislation from 13th District Sen. Judy Warnick and Rep. Tom Dent that would enable irrigation districts to enter into public-private partnerships for new energy infrastructure, including...

Earlier this week Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, was presented the “Spirit of June Leonard Award” for his work on and support for early learning and children’s issues. Dent was caught off...

The first law by Rep. Paul Graves, R-Fall City, was passed on Thursday. HB 1285 will simplify oath requirements for interpreters.

On Wednesday, the state House of Representatives passed a bill that would require broadband internet service providers (ISPs) to acquire opt-in consent from customers before selling or transferring their information. The legislation is in...

OLYMPIA – Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Jeff Morris is the first of its kind in the country to protect individual privacy rights associated with biometric identifiers. Morris (D-Mt. Vernon) is...

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, saw his first bill as a lawmaker signed into law this week. Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1027 clarifying the licensing requirements for resident and nonresident...