Washington state lawmakers passed Washington’s operating budget Sunday to wrap up the regular session. Republicans are taking credit for blocking a real estate excise tax and a property tax lift.
VIDEO: KOMO Repeat offender convicted of killing girlfriend in DUI crash to be resentenced, featuring Sen. Mike Padden
A repeat offender convicted of killing his girlfriend in a DUI crash when he should've been in prison should be spending the rest of his life in prison. However, he’ll be resentenced after state lawmakers changed the three-strikes rule.
VIDEO: KOMO: State Senate OKs bill that gives those sentenced to life a chance for early release, featuring Sen. John Braun
The relatives of murder victims fear the measure could give convicted killers a better chance of being released early from prison.
VIDEO: KOMO: Gov. Inslee $800M homelessness plan is waste, top GOP lawmakers say, featuring Sen. Chris Gildon
Some lawmakers to say they have no plans to back the proposal in its current form. https://youtu.be/Hpb9YuW3tf0
VIDEO: KOMO: Bill to curb Washington governor’s emergency powers clears major hurdle in legislature, featuring Sen. Jeff Wilson
A state Senate committee approved a bill to place a 90-day check on state of emergency proclamations issued by the Washington governor, unless the time limit is otherwise cleared by the leadership of both chambers. https://youtu.be/8TTUagmHOZU
VIDEO: KOMO: Catalytic converters bill to get public hearing in Legislature, featuring Sen. Jeff Wilson
Thieves who steal catalytic converters are coming under fire in the state Legislature. Senate Bill 5495 goes to a public hearing this (Tues) morning offering people a way to submit feedback.
VIDEO: KOMO: New state law proposal aims to stop catalytic converter thieves cold, featuring Sen. Jeff Wilson
State Sen. Jeff Wilson says his bill targets unscrupulous scrap metal dealers.
Do you want to know what Sen. Doug Ericksen thought about COVID vaccinations? Watch this KOMO News report.
VIDEO: Legislator reacts to Governor’s move to require state employees and healthcare workers to get COVID vaccine
Senator Mike Padden of Spokane Valley tells KOMO's Keith Eldridge it is bullying on the Governor’s part. https://youtu.be/ol_hUx1T_WM
Even if the state were to fully reopen now, restaurants and retailers say it will be difficult to get people back to work. Senator Doug Ericksen blames the governor for that.
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VIDEO: KOMO: Sen. King on Inslee signing bill to raise unemployment benefit, freeze taxes paid by businesses
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed an unemployment insurance bill to help businesses and workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Sen. Curtis King says businesses that are barely hanging on need this legislation.