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NEWS WRAPS:


Tue., Mar. 29, 2016

"The art of compromise" -- Legislature OK's supplemental budget, adjourns for the year

Rep. Pat Sullivan  (D-Covington)

One produced report (:83)

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Fri., Mar. 18, 2016

"Some progress" -- but values, not dollars, are bigger gulf in budget disagreement

Rep. Pat Sullivan  (D-Covington)

One produced report (1:40)

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Fri., Mar. 11, 2016

House leader:  Breakdown in budget talks responsible for special session in Olympia

Rep. Pat Sullivan  (D-Covington)

One produced report (:90)

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Wed., Mar. 9, 2016

Legislative agreement adds 500 million (no-new-tax) dollars to state transportation budget

Rep. Judy Clibborn  (D-Mercer Island)

One produced report (:74)

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Tue., Mar. 8, 2016

Sheena's Law eases police load, calls on mental-health professionals to deal with potentially deadly mental-health crises

Rep. Marcus Riccelli  (D-Spokane)

One produced report (:70)

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Thu., Mar. 3, 2016

"Moving Washington's mental-healthcare into the 21st century" -- House approves sweeping reform

Rep. Laurie Jinkins  (D-Tacoma)

One produced report (:65)

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Wed., Mar. 2, 2016

House votes to give State Patrol pay parity with state's other major police agencies

Rep. Jake Fey  (D-Tacoma)

One produced report (:63)

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Tue., Mar. 1, 2016

Comeback of a cash crop:  Legislature OK's growing of industrial hemp

Rep. Christopher Hurst  (D-Enumclaw)

One produced report (:75)

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Thu., Feb. 25, 2016

Supplemental transportation, operating budgets approved by state House of Representatives

Rep. Judy Clibborn  (D-Mercer Island)

Rep. Timm Ormsby  (D-Spokane)

One produced report (2:00)

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Wed., Feb. 24, 2016

State House announces off-year construction budget focusing on new classrooms, mental health facilities

Rep. Steve Tharinger  (D-Dungeness)

One produced report (:70)

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Mon., Feb. 22, 2016

Off-year budget adjustments proposed by House: education, mental health, wildfires addressed

Rep. Hans Dunshee  (D-Snohomish)

One produced report (:85)

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Thu., Feb. 18, 2016

House Majority Leader declares victory on McCleary bill, but cautions that plenty of work remains to be done

Rep. Pat Sullivan  (D-Covington)

One produced report (:58)

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Wed., Feb. 17, 2016

New anti-DUI bill OK'd Wednesday adds stiffer penalties, stronger enforcement

Rep. Roger Goodman  (D-Kirkland)

One produced report (:85)

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Mon., Feb. 15, 2016

State House tackles big package of education bills Monday in Olympia

Rep. Gerry Pollet  (D-Seattle)

One produced report (:68)

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Thu., Feb. 11, 2016

Lawmakers hope to boost voter participation with teen preregistration law

Rep. Steve Bergquist  (D-Renton)

One produced report (:85)

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Mon., Feb. 8, 2016

At session's midpoint, top lawmaker paints contrasting pictures of House, Senate priorities

Rep. Pat Sullivan  (D-Covington)

One produced report (:70)

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Thu., Feb. 4, 2016

House passes Washington Voting Rights Act to level electoral playing field

Rep. Luis Moscoso  (D-Mountlake Terrace)

One produced report (:85)

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Wed., Feb. 3, 2016

"Free to Finish College" program could open doors to higher pay for thousands in Washington

Rep. Drew Hansen  (D-Bainbridge Island)

Dr. James L. Gaudino, President, Central Washington University

One produced report (:88)

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Mon., Feb. 1, 2016

McCleary progress hits snag as Senate does about-face on bipartisan, bicameral agreement

Rep. Pat Sullivan  (D-Covington)

One produced report (:80)

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Thu., Jan. 28, 2016

Bill would let 16-year-olds preregister to vote

Rep. Steve Bergquist  (D-Renton)

One produced report (:70)

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Wed., Jan. 27, 2016

Bipartisan House majority -- again -- calls for statewide "Breakfast After the Bell" rollout

Rep. Zack Hudgins  (D-Tukwila)

One produced report (:75)

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Tue., Jan. 26, 2016

Lawmaker builds unexpected coalition to bring down Washington's suicide rate

Rep. Tina Orwall  (D-Des Moines)

One produced report (:70)

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Mon., Jan. 25, 2016

House gives 2-to-1 bipartisan thumbs-up to landmark K-12 bill, but Senate cooperation looks iffy

Rep. Kristine Lytton  (D-Anacortes)

One produced report (:85)

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Sun., Jan. 24, 2016

State House plans key votes Monday on several education bills

Rep. Pat Sullivan  (D-Covington)

One produced report (:60)

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Wed., Jan. 20, 2016

House bill protects small Washington businesses from "strong-arm" tactics of music-licensing agents

Rep. Kevin Van De Wege  (D-Sequim)

One produced report (1:40)

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Tue., Jan. 19, 2016

Lawmakers propose two years of community college -- tuition-free for all students in Washington

Rep. Drew Hansen  (D-Bainbridge Island)

One produced report (:78)

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Thu., Jan. 14, 2016

Bipartisan bill allows women to receive a year's worth of contraceptives as a single prescription

Rep. June Robinson  (D-Everett)

One produced report (:70)

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Wed., Jan. 13, 2016

Legislature "on track to fully fund basic education"

Rep. Chris Reykdal  (D-Tumwater)

One produced report (:70)

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Tue., Jan. 12, 2016

Lawmakers hope to make life on the job easier for pregnant women

Rep. Jessyn Farrell  (D-Seattle)

One produced report (:60)

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Mon., Jan. 11, 2016

Speaker of the House opens new lege session, names K-12 funding as top job

Rep. Frank Chopp  (D-Seattle)

One produced report (:55)

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