Political Economy

Budget stalemate puts state’s financial reputation at risk

It takes a lot of time and dedication to build a good reputation but it takes only one bad choice to destroy it in an...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

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

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

Speaker Frank Chopp statement regarding Governor Inslee and budget negotiations

I thank Governor Inslee for his leadership in moving budget negotiations forward. As the Governor said, compromise is the key to resolving the budget. The...Read More

Senate majority leader optimistic, confident about second special session

Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, issued the following statement after Gov. Jay Inslee called the Legislature into a second special session for 2017, starting...Read More

Leadership Washington’s third class graduates

The third class of the Association of Washington Business Institute’s Leadership Washington program graduated this week in Spokane. Leadership Washington is a nine-month developmental program...Read More

Association of Washington Business to host annual Spring Meeting May 8-9

Washington State University and the University of Washington medical school leaders will share the stage next week at the annual Spring Meeting of the Association...Read More