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Senate floor session and debates on bills for the week of Feb. 22nd

This week is a big one for floor action in the House and Senate, Tuesday was the start of a two-week stretch of floor debate...Read More

House floor session and debates on bills for the week of Feb. 22nd

This week is a big one for floor action in the House and Senate, Tuesday was the start of a two-week stretch of floor debate...Read More

Senate passes bill to create state Office of Cybersecurity

The Washington State Senate unanimously passed legislation today requested by Governor Jay Inslee that would create an Office of Cybersecurity (OCS) to establish security standards...Read More

Could a statewide sweetened beverage tax help fund Public health in Washington?

The Senate Health and Long Term Care committee held the first hearing Monday on a bill that would implement the sweetened beverage tax statewide.  Senate...Read More

Op-ed: An Unexpected GOP Impeachment Hero

It’s said in the Armed Forces that soldiers who show conspicuous bravery in battle often aren’t the ones known as the toughest around the barracks....Read More

Morning Wire: Future of the GOP, Ross Hunter, Fiscal committee cutoff

We’re spending a lot of time tracking legislation in Olympia and issues of statewide political importance. It’s our contribution to the public good, and a...Read More

Washington State Republicans chart a path forward: The factions [Part 1]

Loren Culp’s loss in 2020 marked the tenth consecutive for Republican gubernatorial candidates in Washington State. At the national level, former President Donald Trump’s tempestuous...Read More

Q&A: What DCYF Secretary Ross Hunter is seeing amid the pandemic

It is hard to match the level of institutional knowledge possessed by Ross Hunter, Secretary of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). Before...Read More

Legislators and Advocates discuss progressive revenue bills ahead of fiscal committees cutoff

In conjunction with the fiscal cutoff for legislative committees today, a panel held by Balance Our Tax Code convened a group of House Democrats and...Read More

The 14 bills passed by the Senate this week

During three days of floor action this week, the Senate passed 14 bills. Two of those bills have already passed the House and are on...Read More