Emma Epperly

Gov. Inslee signs Native American Voting Rights Act into law

Bill allows non-traditional addresses to be used for voter registration on tribal lands


School district bonds voting requirements to remain the same after Senate vote fails

School district bonds will still need 60 percent of the vote, after a Senate constitutional amendment this week failed to get the two-thirds vote required… Continue reading


Senate creates commission to review major airport location options

Creation or expansion of an airport in Washington to relieve the stress of a growing demand at SeaTac would be the focus of the Commercial… Continue reading


Senate votes to extend extreme-risk protection orders to minors

The Washington State Senate voted to extend Extreme Risk Protection Orders to minors in a bipartisan 43-5 vote on March 5. Senate Bill 5027 extends… Continue reading

Legislation on School Resource Officer training requirements pass senate

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction would create a grant program to fund training

Senate unanimously votes to create statewide broadband office

A statewide broadband office would be created under legislation passed by the Washington state Senate in a unanimous vote March 6. Senate Bill 5511 would… Continue reading

Senate bill targets transparency throughout the agricultural supply chain in regard to human trafficking

Requires suppliers in agricultural supply chain to report human rights violations to retail sellers

Bill to require comprehensive sex education passes senate

The state Senate, in a party-line 28-21 vote, passed a bill on Feb. 27 that would require public schools to teach medically and scientifically accurate… Continue reading

Senate Minority Leader alleges Dems illegally used state facilities for campaign training

Schoesler to file ethics violations against multiple senate democrats

Legislature hears public testimony on $30 Car Tab Initiative

Initiative would reduce car tabs to a flat rate and will appear on November ballot

Senate passes bill prohibiting citizenship- or immigration-based discrimination

The Washington state Senate passed a bill Feb. 26 adding citizenship or immigration status to the “law against discrimination,” with 29 in favor and 20… Continue reading