Corporate income tax would have helped fund public schools, but many state senators decided their own reelection campaigns were more important.
The session gets the attention, but the Legislature relies on the interim — the 48 or 50 weeks between sessions — to get the job done.
Gov. Mark Gordon was right to veto $250,000 for suing Washington State, even if he still thinks it’s state’s job to prop up minerals industry
Lawmakers balanced the budget on the backs of the poor, yet again, by failing to fund an emergency food pantry measure and the Tax Refund for the Elderly and Disabled program.
Dems, rank-and-file lawmakers said programs for state’s vulnerable are casualties of budget war as senators called for rules change to amass more power