The B&O tax is state’s major business tax, according to committee documents. The tax is imposed against a company’s gross income and does not deduct the cost of doing business.
Cities that ban certain dog breeds would have to provide an appeal process for owners under proposed legislation that makes exceptions for good dogs of outlawed pedigree.
Creates statewide threat assessment best-practices; adds school resource officer training standards.
Changes the definitions of agency and legislature in state Public Records Act; creates new permanent exemptions for withholding records.
Commercial establishments would be barred from hosting dwarf tossing events.
House proposes two bills to give some homeless students free housing for a year, and launch a pilot program giving students access to reduced meal plans and other amenities
Bill would allow a review team to study past youth suicides in the state.
Senate Bill 5136 would create a water infrastructure program to prioritize projects in four areas and fund them through a competitive grant process. The goal of the bill, sponsored by District 15 Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside, is to create a streamlined process to evaluate and fund water infrastructure projects.
Public would have access to list that lawmakers hope will hold offenders accountable.
State Department of Transportation wants more safety features.
Almond, soy drinks might have to change marketing.
Lawmakers tire of falling backward, springing forward.
Bill would double fine for motorists caught using a cell phone or device in school zone
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Plan may provide more resources to schools in the case of an emergency.
The Quinault Indian Nation along with many other Northwest tribes were adversely…
House Bill 1152 would prohibit a law enforcement officer or agency from engaging in motorcycle profiling and give bikers legal recourse if they are the brunt of profiling.
Democrats and Republicans both want to turn Washington into a clean energy state, but they just don’t agree on how to do it.
Disability rights group objects on behalf of people who need straws.
Crowd turns out to tour facility.