Tag Archives: State Legislative News

“Call Before You Dig” Program Gains Permanence

In Olympia, Governor Inslee has put his signature on a bill designed to save lives, or at least prevent headaches. Dan Frizzell has that story in this audio report produced by the Washington State House Democratic Caucus.

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Special Session Looms; Senate Boycott of Budget Talks Continues

Wednesday was day 101 in Olympia, with no bipartisan budget agreement in sight. Dan Frizzell has that story in this audio report produced by the Washington State House Democratic Caucus.

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Legislative Update from Drew MacEwen

Drew MacEwen, 35th District State Representative, provides a short update on the 2017 legislative session and introduces foreign exchange students Monika and Hanna, who recently served in the House Page Program.

House Approves Capital Construction Budget

With little debate, the House of Representatives passed a two-year capital construction budget Wednesday on a near unanimous vote. John Sattgast reports from Olympia in this audio report produced by Washington House Republicans.

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New Cellphone Law Hard on Handheld Cellphone Use

The state House gave a two-to-one OK Wednesday to a tough new law banning handheld cellphone use while driving. Dan Frizzell has that story in the audio report produced by the Washington State House Democratic Caucus.

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House Democrats Sit Alone at Negotiating Table

In Olympia, a Republican ultimatum threatens to push the Legislature into overtime. Dan Frizzell has the story in an audio report produced by the Washington State House Democratic Caucus.

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House Capital Budget Includes $1 billion Investment in Schools

The state House unveiled a record-setting bipartisan construction budget Wednesday in Olympia.  Dan Frizzell has that story in this audio report produced by the Washington State House Democratic Caucus:

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New Internet-Privacy Act Introduced in Olympia

In just one day, a new consumer-protection bill is making a big impact in Olympia. Dan Frizzell has that story in this audio report produced by the Washington State House Democratic Caucus:

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House Public Hearing on Revenue Plan

The big issue of the day Monday in Olympia was tax reform to fund K-12 schools. Dan Frizzell has more in this audio report produced by the Washington State House Democratic Caucus:

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House OK’s Budget Plan, Urges Senate to Negotiate

It’s budget time in Olympia, and with two very different spending plans on the table, hard compromises and long nights are on the legislative menu.  Dan Frizzell has that story.

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