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State Treasurer Duane Davidson responds to budget shortfalls; calls for special session

Washington State Treasurer Duane Davidson released a statement Tuesday in response to last week’s ERFC forecast which projected $8.8 billion hit to state-government revenue over...Read More

How we selected candidates to participate in the 10th CD debate

I’ve heard from a few folks wondering about how we selected our candidates for our upcoming debate in the 10th Congressional district. After all, we’ve...Read More

Morning Wire: 10th CD Debate, Sen. Jamie Pedersen, Juneteenth events

Next week, we co-host a debate with the candidates in the election for the 10th Congressional open seat. It’ll be one of the only district-wide...Read More

Video & highlights from our Juneteenth virtual conversation

On Friday, June 19, the Wire hosted a virtual conversation about racism, recent protests, and how Washington State policymakers should think about enacting reforms to...Read More

Reichert: Seattle is in Chaos

In 1999, as the King County Sheriff, I stood on the front lines during the WTO riots with my brothers and sisters in law enforcement. ...Read More

Kreidler extends emergency order on telehealth coverage

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler extended his emergency order directing all state-regulated health insurers to make additional coverage changes to aid consumers during the coronavirus pandemic. His order...Read More

King County Councilmembers urge Inslee to issue executive order to cover COVID-19 medical bills for uninsured or underinsured patients

Five King County Councilmembers – Girmay Zahilay, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Rod Dembowski, Dave Upthegrove, and Joe McDermott – sent a letter to Gov. Inslee today urging...Read More

Report: Transformation of Pacific NW waste & recycling by 2040 would bring tens of thousands of jobs and cut pollution

The Center for Sustainable Infrastructure (CSI) today released a blueprint for transforming the Pacific Northwest’s waste system into a world-class model that delivers widespread economic,...Read More

Q&A: Sen. Jamie Pedersen discusses tax reform, a potential special session, and the 2020 elections

Sen. Jamie Pedersen represents the 43rd District in the Legislature and serves as the chair of the Law & Justice Committee. He also serves on the Ways &...Read More

State revenue projection for 2019–21 lowered by nearly $4.5 billion

The Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC) estimated this morning that Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2019–21 state budget...Read More