A Senate panel hears Senate Bill 6079 on Jan. 19, 2018. The measure would exempt birth dates of state employees from disclosure under state records laws. Open government groups have opposed the measure, but state worker Melissa Kover said it would boost safety for public employees.
Olympia Indivisible co-founder Lisa Ornsteen addresses the roughly 100 participants of a noon rally at the entrance to the state Insurance Building on the Capitol campus Olympia, sharing a list of concerns the group has with the proposed GOP tax bill.
Gov. Jay Inslee joins reporter Melissa Santos to talk over beer and tater tots. Included: Inslee's favorite TV shows, what movie he thinks describes the 2017 Legislature, and his plans for advancing taxes on capital gains and carbon emissions. Filmed July 27, 2017, at Charlie's Bar and Grill in Olympia.
Gov. Jay Inslee wants to change to the school-funding plan the Legislature approved this year. This clip is an excerpt from an episode of a political video series, Capitol Happy Hour, that will go online next week.
After a record-long session, lawmakers couldn’t find an agreement on the last of their unfinished business. That means the Legislature was set to go home late Thursday with at least two unresolved issues on the table: Rural water rights and the capital budget.
With Gov Jay Inslee observing at his right, Washington State Patrol Trooper Cody Fath goes for a spin utilizing the distracted driver simulator on July 17. The Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act, which prohibits hand-held phone use while driving and restricting hands-free use to a single touch, will go into effect on July 23.
Kelly Green, Chief Communications & Legislative Affairs Officer for South Puget Sound Community College, gives a July 14 tour of the college's former library. The building is undergoing a nearly complete renovation that has been put on hold due to the current state operating budget stalemate.
Christopher A. Wray stated that his "loyalty was to the constitution" and the law during his testimony at the nomination hearing for FBI director on Wednesday. He was grilled by senators on his ability to remain independent of the White House in investiga
The French government's Facebook account posted video of President Donald Trump complimenting the French president's wife's appearance while he was chatting with Emmanuel Macron and their wives chatting after their tour of the museums at Les Invalides. T
Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) spoke on the House floor about the exclusion of an amendment that would declassify a Vietnam-era Department of Defense project that intentionally exposed servicemembers and civilians to deadly chemical weapons.
Veterans groups and members of Congress, including Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), are demanding to know exactly what happened during the Pentagon's series of secret chemical and biological weapons tests involving military personnel in the 1960s and 1970s.
California Rep. Brad Sherman filed an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, accusing him of obstructing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
(Note: No audio in video) Donald Trump Jr. released an email chain on Tuesday that shows him discussing plans to hear damaging information on Hillary Clinton. In a statement, he said was posting the emails "in order to be totally transparent." The emails