| Aug 7, 2012
| 3:28 PM
Starting on Oct. 1, medical marijuana will be legal in Connecticut. Although our state's medical marijuana law was carefully designed to minimize the risk of federal invention, the legal reality is that the federal government can still prosecute anyone...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 4:17 PM
Washington gained about 53,000 jobs in 2011 and the good news has continued into 2012, according to statistics from the state's Employee Security Department. January unemployment fell to an adjusted, estimated rate of 8.3 percent.
| Mar 1, 2012
| 9:54 AM
Today, Gov.Martin O'Malleywill make all Maryland families stronger by signing into law the Civil Marriage Protection Act. All children, no matter who their parents are, must be protected under the same set of laws. This is family values at its finest.
| Mar 2, 2012
| 6:30 PM
The Washington Legislature passed and sent the governor bills to increase prison sentences for the crime of vehicular homicide by DUI and to establish a statewide “Blue Alert” emergency system, similar to Amber Alerts, when someone kills a cop...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley likely would veto any legislation to legalize medical marijuana because of concerns over whether it would stand up to federal scrutiny, his spokeswoman said Thursday.
His decision comes as states with programs similar to what...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 4:18 AM
Just before midnight Thursday, Gov. Christine Gregoire called for a special legislative session to deal with the state's $1 billion budget shortfall after lawmakers failed to reach agreement on a deficit-cutting bill during their 60-day regular...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 5:42 AM
The Washington State Legislature passed two bills Thursday night designed to fight Medicaid fraud.
Data indicates that fraud accounts for three and 10 percent of Medicaid expenditures. The fraud recovery rate is currently sitting at less than one percent...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 6:19 PM
Gov. Christine Gregoire signed a $1 billion jobs bill Monday that aims to put 18,000 people in the construction industry back to work. The bill is part of the bipartisan budget deal that was recently approved by the Legislature.
Gregoire chose to sign...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 1:08 PM
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state has approved gay marriage, joining Maine and Maryland as the first states to pass same-sex marriage by popular vote.
Voter returns released since election night show Referendum 74 has maintained its lead of 52...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 2:08 PM
DENVER (AP) — Should marijuana be treated like alcohol? Or should it remain in the same legal category as heroin and the most dangerous drugs? Votes this week by Colorado and Washington to allow adult marijuana possession have prompted what could be...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 3:33 PM
Gov. Chris Gregoire said Tuesday the Justice Department offered her no guidance on the state's legalization of marijuana but promised to study the issue and get back to her, the governor's office said.
Gregoire met in Washington, D.C., Tuesday with...