A bill in the Washington Legislature would prohibit cities and counties from giving citations to homeless people who sleep on sidewalks or camp in public. The bill would codify a ruling from the 9th Circuit.
Bills in the Washington Legislature would wipe away misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions for 58,864 individuals if they meet certain conditions, including being 21 or older at the time of the offense.
Puyallup business owners and animal advocates spoke out at a hearing on Feb. 5 to either support or oppose a bill that would ban the sale of dogs and cats at pet shops if not obtained from a rescue or shelter.
Washington state lawmakers are debating a bill that would restrict vaccine exemptions, including for MMR. The action comes as a measles outbreak is ongoing. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. spoke against the bill.
The Collective PAC is planning an effort to ensure a diverse 2020 Democratic presidential ticket. The group plans to seek pledges from convention delegates and hopes to host a South Carolina primary forum.
The House Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee on elections will hold a field hearing in Halifax. Democrats are interested in rewriting part of the Voting Rights Act to comply with a Supreme Court ruling.