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Washington becomes 20th state to abolish the death penalty

On Thursday, the Washington State Supreme Court abolished the death penalty in Washington State and thereby converted all remaining death sentences to life in prison....Read More

Washington State Senate establishes ‘Code of Conduct Workgroup’

The Washington State Senate has begun Phase II of its effort to maintain an appropriate and respectful workplace in the Legislature with the creation of...Read More

Morning Wire: Mental Health Legislation, Constructive Disagreement, Palumbo on GMA

Next week, we release our Topical Agenda for the 2018 Re-Wire Policy Conferencecoming up on December 13th.  We’re taking some final input from stakeholders and sponsors...Read More

Creating space for constructive disagreement on policy

The hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court, including the testimony from Dr. Chrstine Blasey Ford,  created a watershed moment for American...Read More

Early bird rates for Re-Wire Policy Conference ending soon

If you haven’t already signed up to join us at the 2018 Re-Wire Policy Conference taking place on December 13th at the Hilton Seattle Airport...Read More

Inslee appoints Toshiko Grace Hasegawa executive director of Washington State Commission on Asian and Pacific American Affairs

On Friday, Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Toshiko Grace Hasegawa as executive director of the Washington State Commission on Asian and Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA). She...Read More

Washington State receives more than $1.5 Million in DOJ grants to combat school violence

Three Washington State school districts, an Educational Service District and the Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction will receive more than $1.5 million in grants from...Read More

Republican Senators put forth package of legislation focused on prioritizing mental health in Washington

On Wednesday morning, Senators Steve O’Ban, John Braun, and Randi Becker announced a series of proposals aimed at improving mental health care and addiction recovery...Read More

DC lobbyist outlines predictions and disruptions in the midterms, the 116th Congress, and the 2020 elections

Washington DC lobbyist Bruce Mehlman published his latest slide deck on Monday, outlining continued sources of disruption in the federal government related to the upcoming...Read More

Morning Wire: Changes to state labor law, Paine Field, and Congress disruptors

We try to cover the politics, personalities and political economy of the State of Washington.  We also try to curate for you interesting news bites...Read More