Policy

Hirst could be the tipping point for state’s endangered rural Democrats

For all the enthusiasm I hear from my party about saving endangered species, I wish there was a little more sympathy for the most endangered...Read More

Wire Poll on Mayor Race, Re-Wire Policy Conference, Government shutdown

We have poll results out from our first Wire Poll, and some suggested topics to share for this fall’s first Re-Wire Policy Conference. So, while...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

New survey shows decreased support for ST3

Moore Information’s recent survey asked voters in the Sound Transit District how they would vote again if given the chance. When asked if they would...Read More

Fundraising totals, press going “fishing,” Mainstream Republicans

The purpose of the re-launched Wire is to build a platform for political and economic voices across the spectrum of Washington State’s economy.  We do...Read More

Protests, racism, and threats at Evergreen State College

Today Representative Matt Manweller introduced legislation to privatize The Evergreen State College and called for the Human Rights Commission to open a formal investigation into...Read More

Congressional Democrats investing in job creation, infrastructure

Representative Pramila Jayapal, along with the other co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus introduced a bold infrastructure proposal yesterday, entitled 21st Century New Deal for...Read More

Northwest Immigrants Rights Project sues Department of Justice

Last month the U.S. Department of Justice sent a “cease and desist” order to the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP). The order stated that NWIRP...Read More

Rep. Brandon Vick: preventing cities from implementing income tax

While some local governments in Washington state are looking to pass an income tax on to its residents, state Rep. Brandon Vick has introduced legislation at the...Read More