The Morning Wire: Keeping you informed on Washington politics, policy, and political economy

Red and Blue in the Evergreen State

Much has been made of the new look of the Washington electoral map resulting from the 2106 election. Like the national election pattern, Donald Trump...Read More

Rep. Terry Nealey statement on June 2017 state revenue forecast

The Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released its quarterly state revenue forecast today. According to Chief Economist and Executive Director Steve Lerch, the...Read More

Statement from Jenny Durkan in response to the withdrawal of the lawsuit against Mayor Murray

In response to the withdrawal of the lawsuit against Mayor Murray, former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan released the following statement: Mayor Murray and his husband...Read More

Seattle defies Trump, maintains commitment to Paris Climate Accord

Council unanimously approved a resolution  committing the City of Seattle to uphold its portion of the United States’ former commitment to the Paris Climate Accord,...Read More

Bill to reverse Hirst Decision passes out of Senate, again

For the third time, legislation that would reverse the Hirst Decision has passed out of the Senate. Senate Bill 5239 seeks to reverse the Hirst Decision,...Read More

Javier Valdez appointed State Representative for 46th Legislative District

The Martin Luther King Jr. County Council voted unanimously today to appoint Javier Valdez as State representative to the 46th District seat held by Jessyn...Read More