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March 7, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Lawmakers give selves another week on veterans, homeless bills

State Senate and House leaders announced Friday afternoon that two priority pieces of legislation will not be subject to normal cutoff rules this session. Lawmakers will have another six days to figure out how to pass bills to give in-state tuition to out-of-state veterans and maintain an existing real-estate document fee to help homeless residents. Rules state…

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March 6, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Unanimous support not enough for stalled veteran’s bill

OLYMPIA — Welcome to your state government, where a piece of legislation that has won the support of Gov. Jay Inslee and every single member of the Legislature may nonetheless die this week because of political squabbling. Specifically, it appears the Republican-run Senate and Democrat-led House are each holding up the bill, which would give in-state tuition…

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Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: barbara bailey, democrat jay inslee, Jay Inslee

February 18, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Legislative items to watch this week: unmanned drones, marijuana convictions and unemployed veterans

This week the state Legislature will once again consider a diverse assortment of topics. Various committees will hold hearings on bills covering unmanned drones, marijuana convictions and unemployed veterans. Two weeks after Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn grounded the Seattle Police Department’s unmanned drown program, the House and Senate will hold hearings on legislation to outline regulations…

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Comments | More in Marijuana, State Legislature | Topics: I-502, marijuana, mike mcginn

January 22, 2013 at 11:35 AM

New bills in Leg re: helmets, veterans and child crisis care

While the rest of the state celebrated Martin Luther King  Jr. Day, state lawmakers worked through the holiday and filed a number of bills on topics ranging from veterans to motorcycle helmets. On Monday, state Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, filed Senate Bill 5143, which would remove mandatory helmet use for motorcycle riders age 18 or over….

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: foster care, motorcycle helmets, Rep. Mike Hope

September 19, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Senate Republicans block Murray’s $1 billion veterans jobs bill

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked Sen. Patty Murray’s $1 billion legislation to create a jobs corps for veterans, invoking a budget rule to kill what they contend is an unproven and unaffordable program. The 58-40 vote to waive a procedural budget motion fell two votes short. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had already postponed the…

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Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, U.S. Senate | Topics: Sen. Patty Murray, veterans