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  • Week 6: Legislature faces first cutoff

Week 6: Legislature faces first cutoff

  • February 18th, 2019

OLYMPIA — It’s day 36 of the 105-day session and the snow is finally melting away at the Capitol. It will be a busy week as lawmakers will be holding hearings on […]

  • B.C. Premier to address Washington State Legislature

B.C. Premier to address Washington State Legislature

  • February 8th, 2019

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Senate will welcome John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia, to the Washington State Capitol on Friday. Horgan will deliver an address in the form of a joint […]

  • Changes to deadly force law signed

Changes to deadly force law signed

  • February 7th, 2019

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill on Jan. 4 to apply consensus revisions to Initiative 940 — a voter-passed measure that changed Washington’s laws regarding police use of deadly force.

This week, we spoke with Sen. Andy Billig, the new Senate Majority Leader.

He told us why he first ran for office, what it’s like to lead the Senate […]

  • Frockt applauds passage of I-940 update

Frockt applauds passage of I-940 update

  • January 30th, 2019

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Senate today unanimously passed legislation that would update Initiative 940, a voter initiative that updated Washington’s deadly force statute.

House Bill 1064 applies a set […]

  • State Senate expands remote testimony program

State Senate expands remote testimony program

  • January 29th, 2019

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Senate has approved a bipartisan proposal from Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig (D-Spokane) and Sen. Mike Padden (R-Spokane Valley) to make permanent and expand a program that further opens public […]