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House Democrats unveil supplemental budget plan

House Democrats have unveiled a budget proposal that sticks to an education funding timeline that the state Supreme Court has previously rejected and also includes a capital gains tax for long-term property tax relief. 

Washington wants drug makers to take back excess supply

A measure that requires drug manufacturers to pay for the disposal of unwanted medication passed the Washington state House, part of an effort by lawmakers to combat opioid abuse that kills more than a 1,000 of the state's residents every year. 

The Latest: Inslee: No change to state marijuana operations

The Latest on Washington state reaction to the rescinding by the Trump administration of policy by president Barack Obama's Justice Department generally barred federal law enforcement officials from interfering with marijuana sales in states where the drug is legal (all times local): 

House budget proposal seeks $3 billion in new revenue

House Democrats have released a two-year budget plan that proposes $3 billion in additional revenue - including a tax increase on some businesses and a new capital gains tax - to address a court mandate to increase state spending on basic education.

Bills aim to aid job seekers with criminal history

Washington state lawmakers are considering measures that would "ban the box," which means certain employers would not be allowed to force an applicant to check a box if they have a criminal history until after the person is determined to be otherwise qualified for the job.