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Higher education a hot topic as Legislature kicks off 2018 session

January 12, 2018

The Legislature kicked off the 2018 session Monday with a changed political landscape. Voters in the 45th Legislative District elected Manka Dhingra giving Democrats a one-vote majority in the Senate. The change in the chamber's majority meant changes in agendas, leadership, committee charges and committee membership. It also means Democrats control the both houses of the Legislature and the governorship, making it more likely bills supported by the party will pass and become law. >>

Legislature to adjourn, special session begins Monday

April 21, 2017

The Legislature's regular session is scheduled to end Sunday, but with no budget deal in place, Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that he will call a special session to begin Monday at 10 a.m. The Democratic-led House and the Republican-led Senate are at odds over how to pay for the Supreme Court's McCleary K-12 school school-funding case. >>

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