Lawmakers face backlash over SB 6617

OLYMPIA — Following last week’s rapid-fire vote on a bill to exempt the Legislature from state public records laws, lawmakers are going into damage control with public backlash mounting.
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Washington State moves closer to bump stock ban

OLYMPIA — A bill that would ban bump stocks, a device that increases a weapon’s rate of fire, is a step closer to becoming law.
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Voluntary waiver of firearm rights is close to becoming law

OLYMPIA — A bill that would allow people at risk of suicide to voluntarily give up their gun rights passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 77-20 on Feb. 23. The bill passed the Senate unanimously on Jan. 24.
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John Kerry visits Olympia to advocate for governor’s carbon tax

OLYMPIA — At the request of Gov. Jay Inslee, former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited the state Capitol on Feb. 13 to advocate for the governor’s proposed carbon tax.
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Lawmakers clash over gun legislation amid another discussion on mass shootings

OLYMPIA — Washington State lawmakers introduced a multitude of bills early this 2018 session on issues of gun regulation to address the multiple incidences of gun violence in the nation.
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Proposal to eliminate the death penalty passes the state Senate

OLYMPIA — A bill to eliminate the death penalty in Washington state is a step closer to being signed into law.
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‘Ban the Box’ bill advances in the state House of Representatives

OLYMPIA — A bill prohibiting the criminal history question on job applications passed the Washington state House of Representatives with a 52-46 vote.
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State Senate pushes its own car tab tax reduction measure

OLYMPIA — Just in time to meet the cutoff deadline to move bills out of committees, the state Senate Transportation Committee passed a bill that would lower car tab taxes, matching similar efforts in the House.
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Bill expanding wrongful death actions passes the Senate

OLYMPIA — Proposed legislation would open the ability to file wrongful death lawsuits to citizens of other countries and to parents of adults.
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Carbon tax plan advances in the state Senate

OLYMPIA — A tax on carbon emissions proposed by Gov. Jay Inslee has taken a big step forward.
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