News Releases

A bill prompted by the escape last fall of criminally-insane killer Phillip Paul won approval today in the House Human Services Committee. House Bill 2717, prime-sponsored by Rep. Matt Shea,... ...

Feb. 1, 2010

  The House of Representatives tonight rejected a motion to vote on a bill to create more options in the state workers’ compensation fund. Assistant Minority Floor Leader Charles Ross... ...

Jan. 29, 2010

  The House of Representatives tonight rejected a motion to vote on a bill to create more options in the state workers’ compensation fund. Assistant Minority Floor Leader Charles Ross... ...

Jan. 29, 2010

  State Rep. Brad Klippert has made stopping violence against police and tightening the state’s criminal justice system a focal point of his efforts during the Legislature’s scheduled 60-day session... ...

Jan. 29, 2010

A major land exchange between the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Natural Resources worries 15th District Rep. David Taylor, who said the rural counties where... ...

Jan. 29, 2010

Noting that Henry Beauchamp is a man with a “tough mind and a tender heart,” the House of Representatives today honored the former Yakima mayor in a resolution offered by... ...

Jan. 27, 2010

  Lawmakers want public input, feedback on governor’s proposal to close women’s corrections facility In response to the many public inquiries and potential public safety issues due to the proposed... ...

Jan. 25, 2010

Measure the result of mentally-ill killer’s escape at Spokane County Fair last September   Three days after criminally-insane killer Philip Paul walked away from an Eastern State Hospital outing during... ...

Jan. 25, 2010

Rep. Terry Nealey has introduced a bill that would create a monetary penalty against inmates who injure corrections officers. House Bill 3008 would allow money to be deducted from an... ...

Jan. 25, 2010

  Lawmakers want public input, feedback on governor’s proposal to close women’s corrections facility In response to the many public inquiries and potential public safety issues due to the proposed... ...

Jan. 25, 2010