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Gov. Inslee writes opposition letter to HR 3144, Sen. Sheldon calls it “unfathomable”

On Tuesday, Governor Inslee wrote a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Committee on Natural Resources and the Subcommittee on Water,...Read More

Over 30 bills already introduced during pre-filing period

With the beginning of the pre-filing period on Monday, members of the House and Senate have already introduced over thirty bills. Here’s a quick look...Read More

Honeyford introduces bill to ban use of state bonds for employee salaries

OLYMPIA — Today Sen. Jim Honeyford, the lead Senate Republican for the state’s capital budget plan, introduced a measure to ban the use of proceeds from...Read More

Inslee elected Chair of Democratic Governors Association

The Democratic Governors Association (DGA) elected Gov. Inslee as their new Chair on Monday. Inslee has served as the DGA Vice Chair since December 2016,...Read More

Morning Wire: Homelessness, Climate Change, Rep. Noel Frame

We are gearing up for our 2017 Re-Wire Policy Conference next week with one of the most impressive, bi-partisan lists of speakers of any conference...Read More

Podcast: In the Weeds with Rep. Noel Frame

Washington Representative Noel Frame from the 36th Legislative District may be new to the State Legislature, but she has years of political experience as a...Read More

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency faces opposition at LNG project public meeting

On Friday, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency hosted a public information meeting to discuss Puget Sound Energy’s proposed Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) facility project...Read More

Seattle Mayor calls income tax appeal a “long shot”

During a Facebook Live interview yesterday with the Seattle Times, new Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan was asked about the decisive ruling by King County Superior Court Judge John Ruhl...Read More

State Treasurer Issues Advance Refunding Bonds Ahead of Congressional Tax Reform

OLYMPIA, WA –The Office of the State Treasurer sold over $500 million of Various Purpose General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series R-2018D on Thursday, November 30th.The...Read More

Sheldon: Vancouver terminal rejection part of a pattern of denials, and a ‘war on Washington’

OLYMPIA – A decision this week by a state-government agency to turn thumbs-down on a Vancouver oil terminal demonstrates a bias by the Inslee Administration...Read More