Governor Jay Inslee announced a proposal to boost school spending by $200 million to keep the state on track for meeting its court-mandated basic education obligations.
On January 28th, President Obama delivered the State of the Union address, outlining the Democratic vision of opportunity, action, and optimism for the United States.
With the Seattle Seahawks set to face the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, the Washington House Delegation extended a friendly wager with the Colorado House Delegation. With Seattle’s victory, the Colorado House delegation will provide an array of regional treats to Washington members.
On the the first day of the 2014 legislative session, Democrats and Republicans in the Washington State House came together to pass the Dream Act, which would extend educational opportunity to children of undocumented immigrants. Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom has said that the bill will not advance in the State Senate. The Everett Herald wrote this editorial in response.
On December 7th, the U.S. Senate took one more step in the process to restore unemployment benefits for millions of Americans across the country. Republicans refusal to act prevented Congress from renewing unemployment benefits on December 28th 2013, leaving 1.3 million Americans without this aid. In Washington 24,414 Washingtonians lost their assistance on December 28th -