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.

12th annual Olympia peace walk honors the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Zen Priest Koro Kaisan Miles, leads a group of well over hundred around Capitol Lake in Olympia Sunday for the 12th annual silent peace walk in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.