Politics

Issaquah City Councilmember Tola Marts Announces Campaign For Congress

Issaquah City Councilmember Tola Marts announced his campaign today for Congress in Washington’s Eighth Congressional District. “I decided to run for Congress because I worry...Read More

Podcast: Review of the Washington Regular Legislative Session

Last week, we kicked off our breakfast series with a review of the regular legislative session. We looked forward to dissecting the moving parts of...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

Podcast: State Senator David Frockt on His Time in Politics

Washington State Senator David Frockt sat down with us for our first episode just after the 2017 regular session ended. Senator Frockt represents the 46th...Read More

Statement from House Speaker Frank Chopp on the passing of Gov. Mike Lowry

In my role as a citizen activist, and later, as a state legislator, I had the honor to work with Mike Lowry, in his positions...Read More

Schipper: A conversation with Carbon Washington Exec Director Kyle Murphy

Columnist Keith Schipper reviews last year's carbon tax initiative, this session's carbon tax bill from Sen. Palumbo, and the path forward for a carbon tax....Read More

First of Dan Evans scrapbooks digitized

The Washington State Archives received 40 scrapbooks of iconic Washington statesman Dan Evans in March. Now, the first scrapbook has successfully been digitized. Dan Evans...Read More

House Democrats vote to cut public transportation funding

How did every House Democrat decide to vote to cut $780 million in funding for public transportation even though the majority of constituents voted for...Read More

April Special Election ballots mailed to 15 counties

The Secretary of State’s Office announced that all of the ballots for the April Special Election were mailed out last week. Nearly 10 percent of...Read More

Rep. Pellicciotti’s bill would lower car tab taxes

Sound Transit 3 continues to be a focal point this legislative session as Rep. Mike Pellicciotti (D-Federal Way) introduces yet another piece of legislature aimed...Read More