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New Washington bill aims to strengthen renter protections for vulnerable populations

On the first day of this year’s legislative session, Representative Nicole Macri of Seattle introduced new renter protection legislation aiming to ameliorate landlord-tenant relationships by...Read More

Gov. delivers State of the State

Gov. Jay Inslee delivered the State of the State address Tuesday, during which he spoke about a number of issues affecting Washington, including homelessness, climate...Read More

Morning Wire: Gael Tarleton, David Frockt, Water rights

This is a historic week, as the first woman to hold the Speaker’s gavel takes the reigns in the House. Big congratulations to Rep. Laurie...Read More

Q&A: Rep. Gael Tarleton on her bid to become Washington’s next Secretary of State

Rep. Gael Tarleton has represented Washington’s 36th Legislative District for the past 7 years. Earlier this month she launched her campaign for Secretary of State,...Read More

2020 session starts amid rallies on farming, environment

Groups of demonstrators rallying in support of farming and environmental sustainability gathered outside the state capitol building just before the state’s House Democratic and Republican...Read More

Medicaid-managed care kicks off session for Health Committee

The Senate Health & Long-Term Care Committee started off the 2020 legislative session Monday with two presentations about managed care plans through Medicaid both nationally...Read More

Pre-filed water bill attempts to address drought mitigation

A pre-filed bill filed on Dec. 3 would allow water rights donations to be used for mitigation of drought conditions if it passes this legislative...Read More

Liz Berry announces campaign for 36th state legislative seat

Liz Berry, a Queen Anne mother of two and proven champion for justice and families, today announced her campaign for House Pos. 2 in Washington’s...Read More

Morning Wire: Rep. Jake Fey, Capital gains, Joshua Freed

And, we’re back! We re-started content this week at the Wire ahead of next week’s session. That means our Morning Wire newsletter is back, too! I also...Read More

Women-centric bills on the docket this session

Several new bills benefitting women and girls were pre-filed in the weeks ahead of the upcoming legislative session, which if passed would expand access to...Read More