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Morning Wire: Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, Incumbents who didn’t file, Our “new normal”

First, let me say thank you. I didn’t know what to expect when I announced last week that we were re-shaping our revenue model as a result of...Read More

Why I am withdrawing from the race for Lt. Governor

Sen. Hobbs explains why he is withdrawing from the race for Lt. Governor....Read More

Every incumbent state legislator who didn’t file for reelection

Candidates for office at the local, state, and federal level submitted their formal declarations of candidacy on May 11-May 15 during Washington State’s “filing week.”...Read More

Q&A: Sen. Rebecca Saldaña lays out the economic recovery she wants to see in Washington State

Senator Rebecca Saldaña represents the 37th Legislative District. She serves as the Deputy Majority Leader and Vice Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee. Most recently,...Read More

Schumacher directs state agencies to identify operating budget savings options

David Schumacher, Director of the Washington Office of Financial Management (OFM) sent a memo to state agency directors this week asking that they identify options...Read More

Op-ed: Local life science industry contributions to COVID-19 response

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the country, Washington is making progress toward recovery. Our state was ground zero for the first confirmed case in the...Read More

WPC Report: “Making COVID-19 health care reforms permanent in Washington state”

To prepare for a potential surge in cases, the COVID-19 pandemic quickly ushered in changes to Washington State’s health care delivery system. A new policy...Read More

Former State Rep. Larry Seaquist will challenge Dammeier in Pierce County Executive race

Former Democratic State Representative and retired Navy captain Larry Seaquist announced his campaign today for Pierce County Executive. The seat is currently held by Republican...Read More

Our “new normal,” or how we are changing to respond to COVID

A number of our readers know I used to be a consultant. I would sometimes lobby. I worked on health care and human services issues,...Read More

Op-ed: Supporting people’s health through a long-term state Recovery Rebate

Cash stimulus is a powerful health policy solution to economic hardship, and is all the more critical as hundreds of thousands of Washingtonians lose their...Read More