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Senate Republicans speaking out against planned Fain investigation

Two Republican State Senators — Sens. Ann Rivers and Randi Becker — are speaking out against the Senate’s planned investigation into Sen. Joe Fain, who...Read More

New report urges for more efforts to close performance gaps for Washington students

A new legislative report from the Washington State Board of Education (SBE) shows mixed results on progress toward the state’s 10-year goal to close performance...Read More

Congresswoman Jayapal pushes for National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, who represents Washington’s 7th Congressional District, joined California Senator Kamala Harris and Ai-jen Poo, Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance,...Read More

Sen. Becker on Republican Caucus leadership: “I’m just excited there are six women and two men.”

The Washington State Senate Republican Caucus announced its newly elected leaders recently; three roles on the leadership roster will be changing hands. Sen. Shelly Short,...Read More

Senate Dems create two new committees to address homelessness and mental health in 2019

Lawmakers have repeatedly indicated that addressing homelessness and improving Washington’s mental health system will be top priorities during the upcoming legislative session. On Wednesday, Senate...Read More

Senate Democrats elect most diverse leadership team in history

Senate Democrats will be led by the most diverse leadership team in the history of the Washington State Legislature when lawmakers return to Olympia in...Read More

Speaker Chopp outlines legislative priorities for 2019 session

Washington House Speaker Frank Chopp made himself available to media on Wednesday, a day after announcing his decision to step down from his leadership post...Read More

House Dems elect most of leadership team

On Tuesday, the Washington House Democratic Caucus held elections for many of its leadership positions. So far, the only position that will be changing hands...Read More

Morning Wire: Keynotes for Re-Wire, legislators-elect, post-1631 carbon policy

This issue features a number of the topics and people you’ll be hearing about in the 2019 legislative session. They are also the people and topics you’ll...Read More

One county, two recounts

Final results from Washington’s 2018 general election will be certified by each county today, November 27. Three races in the State Legislature will then head...Read More