Legislature's 2019 hits and misses
May 1, 2019
The 2019 legislative session began Jan. 14 and ended on April 28. The operation, transportation, and capital budgets all passed the Legislature.
Key issues this session have ranged from requiring vaccines to school funding, gun control, behavioral health, reducing the rape kit backlog, and a host of other issues.
Gov. Inslee made waves this session by declaring his run for president on March 1. The campaign took Inslee to the East Coast frequently over the course of the session, where he appeared on talk shows and his own CNN Town Hall in April. His absence from the state during the legislative session and increased security costs have drawn criticism.
While budgets and taxes loom, the p...