Inslee vetoes measure to eliminate paid school half-days

Inslee left intact the funding for employees to be paid for three non-student professional days, but unions can continue to insist on a schedule that disrupts dozens of student learning days.


John Kerry in Olympia to advocate for governor’s carbon tax

State takes aim at opioid crisis

In an effort to tackle the opioid addiction epidemic, state legislators, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, and Democratic Governor Jay Inslee are rolling out legislation to limit opioid prescriptions and invest in drug treatment infrastructure.

Gun regulations draw an overflow crowd to hearing

SB 5992: Bump stocks
SB 6049: High capacity magazines ban (but not for law enforcement)
SB 5444: More background checks for rifles
SB 5463: Civil actions for improper firearm storage
SB 6146: Local gun regulations

Inslee talks education, carbon tax and opioid crisis