Legislation would fund previously passed bill that established low-interest loans through state.
Most sheriffs take part in movement; court challenge on measure by gun rights groups is underway.
State employees could be immune to public disclosure on harassment claims; lawmakers seek privacy protection for agency employees.
Bills heard in House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee to protect tenant rights; evictions a growing problem that disproportionately affect state’s vulnerable populations, backers say.
Legislation would remove death penalty from state statute, comes after Gov. Inslee’s moratorium and Supreme Court ruling suspending death sentences.
Bill would implement two-year suicide prevention program, increases mental health promotion.
Substitute House Bill 1064, adds training requirements for law enforcement officers to de-escalate situations and expands training in the areas of mental health and first aid to help avoid the use of deadly force.
Would make recommendations to Legislature this year; seeks to make to make tax system that “better serves” Washington residents.
The B&O tax is state’s major business tax, according to committee documents. The tax is imposed against a company’s gross income and does not deduct the cost of doing business.
Cities that ban certain dog breeds would have to provide an appeal process for owners under proposed legislation that makes exceptions for good dogs of outlawed pedigree.
Creates statewide threat assessment best-practices; adds school resource officer training standards.
Changes the definitions of agency and legislature in state Public Records Act; creates new permanent exemptions for withholding records.
Commercial establishments would be barred from hosting dwarf tossing events.
House proposes two bills to give some homeless students free housing for a year, and launch a pilot program giving students access to reduced meal plans and other amenities
Bill would allow a review team to study past youth suicides in the state.
Grays Harbor Transit has purchased six new diesel buses — complete with…
The Westport Police Department has concluded its investigation of an alleged assault…
Senate Bill 5136 would create a water infrastructure program to prioritize projects in four areas and fund them through a competitive grant process. The goal of the bill, sponsored by District 15 Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside, is to create a streamlined process to evaluate and fund water infrastructure projects.
Public would have access to list that lawmakers hope will hold offenders accountable.
State Department of Transportation wants more safety features.