The Morning Wire: Keeping you informed on Washington politics, policy, and political economy

AWB bus tour to celebrate manufacturers

Watch for a big, vinyl-wrapped bus rolling through your community soon. The Association of Washington Business (AWB) is hitting the road to celebrate Washington manufacturers...Read More

Washington keeps strong bond rating

State Treasurer Duane Davidson announced today that the three national debt rating agencies have reviewed Washington’s financial situation and have confirmed the existing ratings for...Read More

Lord of Open Government: One Standard to Rule Them All

When it comes to complying with Washington’s renowned open government laws, the Legislature has maintained it should be held to a different standard than local governments....Read More

Rep. Taylor says new comprehensive study on Hirst shows rural economic devastation

The Building Industry Association of Washington released a comprehensive report detailing the potential economic impacts of the state Supreme Court’s flawed Hirst decision. Rep. David Taylor,...Read More

Five reasons my money is on Austin for Amazon’s HQ2

I was in Austin, Texas, last week when Amazon released it’s news that it was shopping for an second, “equal” headquarters.  It was a topic...Read More

Podcast: Axelrod interviews Sen. Patty Murray

David Axelrod’s “Axe Files” is one of the most important podcasts in America today. It includes a set of interviews with folks from across the...Read More

Podcast: Axelrod interviews Jay Inslee

David Axelrod is creating one of the more interesting set of podcast interviews of our time.  His series, “The Axe Files,” has covered 171 episodes...Read More

Podcast: Cary Moon on running for Seattle mayor

Cary Moon is running to be the next mayor of Seattle. She got through the 2017 mayoral primary out of a field of 21 candidates....Read More

Chairman Hutchison Addresses 8th Congressional District Race

Washington State Republican Party Chairman Susan Hutchison addresses WA-8 seat held by Dave Reichert, who announced that he was not seeking reelection: First, I want...Read More

Podcast: State Senator Mike Padden on the last legislative session

We visited State Senator Mike Padden in his district office in Spokane Valley.  In this podcast interview, Padden talks through the details and implications of...Read More

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