Native American tribal casinos, now closed statewide and losing millions of dollars daily due to coronavirus fears, got a boost Wednesday when Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law a bill authorizing sports betting within those venues.
Washington is on the cusp of outlawing thin plastic carry-out bags and promoting paper bags as an alternative. A bill imposing a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags is on its way to Gov. Jay Inslee. The measure, if signed, would preempt similar prohibitions in force in four cities in Snohomish County.
A state House bill to limit the use of youth solitary confinement in juvenile detention facilities has passed both chambers of the Legislature, as the end of the 2020 session draws near.
A bill to ban solitary confinement as a punitive practice for juveniles has passed in the state Legislature. The legislation was requested by state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who reported studies have shown solitary confinement to be both emotionally and psychologically damaging for youth. Solitary confinement can also worsen stress and other mental conditions.
Grocery shoppers can expect to fork over a few more pennies at the checkout counter if the governor signs a bipartisan bill that bans plastic grocery bags and adds an 8-cent fee on paper bags.
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s agency-request legislation to ban solitary confinement as a punitive practice for juveniles recently passed the Washington State Legislature, in a strong bipartisan vote of 36-13.
Legislation that would ban single use plastic bags at the statewide level is one step closer to becoming law thanks to a big vote today in the Washington State House of Representatives in support of Mona Das’ ESSB 5323.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s agency-request legislation to ban solitary confinement as a punitive practice for juveniles passed the Washington State Legislature today, in a strong bipartisan vote of 36-13. There is a growing national consensus that placing juveniles in solitary confinement is inhumane and does not improve behavior. Studies have shown solitary confinement to be … READ MORE
A bill to allow Washington tribal casinos to offer betting on sports events is moving forward in the Legislature. The Senate Labor and Commerce Committee on Monday approved House Bill 2638 without amendment and sent it to the Senate Ways and Means Committee.
Rep. Strom Peterson (D-Edmonds) is betting that citizens want legalize gambling. On Feb.13, the Washington House of Representatives passed legislation sponsored by Peterson to legalize sports betting in tribal gambling facilities.