State Workers

State Workers

State workers, police and firefighter pensions lose in Senate GOP budget

GOP leaders in the state Senate have proposed saving the state about $250 million by rejecting most of the labor contracts Gov. Jay Inslee’s office negotiated with 38 employee unions. But state law gives the Legislature power only to approve labor contracts negotiated with state employees in full, or reject them entirely. Lawmakers can’t alter them, something that has irked Republicans for years.

Russell Wilson, wearing a jacket supporting burned Malibu, says “everyone believes” after Seahawks’ close loss at Rams

Russell Wilson, wearing a jacket supporting burned Malibu, says “everyone believes” after Seahawks’ latest close loss at the 9-1 Rams.