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The House of Representatives early Wednesday passed Senate Bill 5735, a controversial climate change measure that opponents say would lead to a future cap-and-trade system to ration carbon emissions in... ...

April 15, 2009

  The House of Representatives early Wednesday passed Senate Bill 5735, a controversial climate change measure that opponents say would lead to a future cap-and-trade system to ration carbon emissions... ...

April 15, 2009

Over the strong objections of Republicans, legislation that would broaden domestic partnership rights in Washington moved through the state House of Representatives Wednesday afternoon. Senate Bill 5688 would give same-sex... ...

April 15, 2009

‘We’re nosing our way through the starting gate toward a regional cap-and-trade system and I think that’s detrimental to our families and our employers,’ says Short. In a late Tuesday... ...

April 14, 2009

Senate-approved measure identical to Klippert’s legislation The Benton County District Court will be receiving some relief in the form of two additional judges following the governor’s signature of legislation today... ...

April 13, 2009

Raising costs on employers is wrong direction for Washington Roll up Washington’s welcome mat to businesses and stand back for the next wave of unemployed people, Rep. Cary Condotta warned... ...

April 10, 2009

The state House Friday passed a controversial unemployment insurance reform bill (SB 5963) that House Republicans vigorously opposed, arguing that as amended by majority Democrats, the (UI) measure would hurt... ...

April 10, 2009

  Rep. Kevin Parker, R-Spokane, looked on today as the governor signed Senate Bill 5481 into law. Parker sponsored the House companion to the bill. The new law protects funeral... ...

April 10, 2009

  During floor debate of the state transportation budget, the House adopted an amendment that would require a right turn lane at the intersection of U.S. 195 and Cheney-Spokane Road... ...

April 10, 2009

Reps. Barbara Bailey and Norma Smith released statements on the state transportation budget earlier today.

April 10, 2009