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Apprenticeship programs in Washington are growing

The number of Washingtonians enrolled in apprenticeship programs increased last year to the highest number in the last decade.  From Sept. 2020 to Aug. 2021,...Read More

Sen. David Frockt won’t seek re-election

Moments ago, Sen. David Frockt announced he will not seek re-election in 2022. With Sen. Jeannie Darnielle, this is the second Democratic senator to announce...Read More

Morning Wire: Congressional district proposals, Dr. Karen Johnson on the Office of Equity, Revenue forecasting

When I used to longboard, one of the most important skills was learning how to fall. Do it wrong, and you’re in a world of...Read More

Revenue forecasting during the pandemic

Sales tax revenue has remained surprisingly steady during the pandemic in two Washington State counties, likely bolstered by federal stimulus and unemployment spending. The Wire...Read More

A conversation with Dr. Karen Johnson on the Office of Equity

Dr. Karen Johnson was appointed to lead Washington State’s newly created Office of Equity this February, which is tasked with increasing access and equity, and...Read More

Expect to see state-wide zoning legislation in upcoming sessions

Creating more local incentives for cities to increase density, reexamining accessory dwelling units and at times preempting local jurisdictions on zoning policy are all on...Read More

Key proposals from the Congressional District maps

Proposed Congressional District maps were released yesterday, and voters in the 1st, 2nd and 8th districts should be paying particular attention.  Washington State didn’t pick...Read More

Intraparty divisions on display ahead of infrastructure vote tomorrow

Two Washington State Representatives could both bring down the $1 trillion infrastructure bill, and the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better plan, but from wings of...Read More

Morning Wire: LD redistricting map proposals, Q&A w/ Sen. Emily Randall, School seismic upgrades

Rain or shine, we here at the Wire are gearing up for today’s Convening Panel meeting in preparation for the 2021 Re-Wire Policy Conference. We’ll be...Read More

NW Parkinson’s Foundation ED on Budget & Healthcare Negotiations in Congress

As leader of the NW Parkinson’s Foundation, I hear every day that Americans are paying too much for prescription drugs. And they’re eager for Congress to do...Read More