Inslee continues to push back against Trump administration

Gov. Jay Inslee has not been shy about pointing out his distrust in the Trump Administration's ability to govern....Read More

Mental health becoming an issue that crosses the aisle

Something Democrats and Republicans agree on is that the state of mental health care in Washington is in dire need of improvements. Both parties have...Read More

Sen. Randi Becker and Rep. Matt Manweller commented on the anticipated replace and repeal of the Affordable Care Act. (Mugshots courtesy of the Washington Legislature and Statehouse photo taken by Erin Fenner.)

State GOP lawmakers suggest ACA repeal and replace could be an ‘opportunity’

At their weekly press conference, state GOP leaders suggested Congress repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act could be an opportunity. Rep. Matt Manweller, Ellensburg,...Read More

Washington lawmaker opting out of town halls while protesters demand action

As the Affordable Care Act reaches new highs in its popularity, the Republican party, which vowed to repeal the law, is facing stormy town halls....Read More

Gov. Inslee signs bill to expand dental health care on reservations

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law Wednesday that could open up access to dental health care on reservations. Tribal communities have had little...Read More

Bipartisan telemedicine bills get on Senate floor calendar

Two bills that could expand telemedicine’s reach in Washington have made it through cutoff and secured a spot on the Senate floor calendar. SB 5457...Read More

State senator asks U.S. AG to intervene in King County’s safe-injection site plan

As King County officials work to open two safe-injection sites, state Sen. Mark Miloscia, R-Federal Way, is working at the state and federal level to block...Read More

Paid family leave gets another hearing in House committee, no vote

A bill that would provide a funding mechanism for Washington’s paid family leave statute was heard, but didn’t get a vote at the House Appropriations...Read More

Another plan to reduce lead contamination gets a hearing in House committee

A bill that could mandate installing lead-removing water filters in public schools was heard in the House Environment committee Monday afternoon Rep. Gerry Pollet, D-Seattle,...Read More

Bipartisan bills could expand telemedicine’s reach in Washington

Washington patients could receive telemedicine services from their own home and pay the same rate for telemedicine services as they would for in-person services under...Read More