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Labor resistance to carbon initiative growing

As election day draws closer, campaigning for and against statewide ballot initiatives is ramping up. Initiative 1631, the state’s carbon pricing initiative, is not only facing...Read More

An update on commercial airline service at Paine Field

Over the weekend, commercial airline service at Paine Field in Everett moved one step closer as the project’s latest Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) was...Read More

Polling results in the 8th Congressional District show race in a dead heat

During the month of September, the New York Times ran a series of live polling for competitive Congressional races across the country. This week, they...Read More

Morning Wire: Sen. Annette Cleveland, “decision packages,” 8th CD polling 

We have lots of budget content for you this week, as well as a great conversation with Sen. Annette Cleveland for our podcast subscribers. If...Read More

Notable “asks” among state agency decision packages

The Office of Financial Management has made available most of the “Decision Packages” submitted to Governor Inslee for review.  You can dig through them here....Read More

Implications of Manweller’s resignation, election and appointment process

Rep. Matt Manweller’s announcement that he will leave the legislature – following tremendous reporting from Austin Jenkins at NPR – sets in motion an arcane...Read More

Rep. Manweller says he will resign if re-elected

Following a new allegation of sexual misconduct over the weekend, Representative Matt Manweller announced Monday afternoon that he will resign if re-elected. On Friday, news...Read More

Mayor Durkan proposes budget increases for transportation, public safety, and homelessness

Mayor Jenny Durkan unveiled her Proposed Budget for the 2019-2020 biennium today in an announcement at Seattle Fire Station #10. The $5.9 billion budget foro...Read More

Constantine releases 2019-2020 King County Proposed Budget

King County Executive Dow Constantine released his proposed 2019-2020 biennial budget today. The two-year budget allocates approximately $11.6 billion to cover the county’s 15,000 employees...Read More

Podcast: A Conversation with Senator Annette Cleveland on Healthcare

Senator Annette Cleveland is the Chair of the Washington State Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee. She also serves as a member of the...Read More