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February 6, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Inslee knocks Senate majority proposals on energy and workers’ comp

Gov. Jay Inslee Gov. Jay Inslee warned Senate Republicans on Wednesday he opposes several bills they’ve introduced on energy and the state’s workers’ compensation system, and is concerned by their reluctance to embrace the national health care law. It’s the first time the new governor has weighed in on legislation proposed by the GOP-led…


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February 4, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Marijuana, abortion and workers comp — hot topics for legislators

This week, legislators will address some old topics, such as workers compensation and abortion, and open up some new ones, such as marijuana legalization. Senators could debate three of the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus’ worker compensation bills on the floor today. One of the bills is Senate Bill 5128, changing compensation for injured workers. The bill…


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January 30, 2013 at 1:58 PM

State Senate delays vote on workers’ compensation

By JONATHAN KAMINSKY The Associated Press OLYMPIA — The Washington state Senate on Wednesday passed its first bills of the 2013 legislative session, but put off a vote on a set of controversial measures intended to save businesses money by changing workers’ compensation rules. Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler of Ritzville said the five bills dealing with workers’…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: ed murray, Washington State Legislature, workers compensation

January 28, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Legislators to focus on labor and education during week three of session

With the session in full-swing, Washington state legislators will consider bills on issues from wolves to elections – and everything in between. Here’s a look at this week’s big topics: Senators will look at several bills regarding worker compensation throughout the week. Today, the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor will hold a public hearing regarding Senate…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: education, family and medical leave, K-12 schools