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Morning Wire: “Big Tent,” Elections RFP, Janus’s threat to labor

We’ve got our eyes on a number of moving parts today, including our fall conference, November elections, and the US Supreme Court.  If you’re working...Read More

Interview with Lori Augino, Washington State Director of Elections, on Russia hacking attempts and modernizing state elections systems

Recently, the Washington State Secretary of State released a statement that the Department of Homeland Security had notified the office that Washington State was one...Read More

Senate Law & Justice Committee investigates Sound Transit

The Senate Law and Justice Committee held its first hearing in its Sound Transit investigation on September 26. The Committee is investigating whether Sound Transit...Read More

Hotel Housekeepers, Grocery Clerks, Janitors, and Child Care Providers Unite For Cary Moon For Mayor

Cary Moon is proud to announce support from service workers unions representing more than 20,000 hard working women and men in Seattle. UFCW 21 and...Read More

Inslee appoints Mary Kuney to Spokane County Commission

Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Mary Kuney to the Spokane County Commission. Earlier this month, the commission could not agree on filling a vacant seat and voted...Read More

Inslee announces members of School Employees Benefit Board

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today members of the new School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB). The board was created by HB 2242 in the 2017 Legislative...Read More

Wire Poll: Durkan opens a commanding lead for Seattle Mayor

In the latest Washington State Wire poll, Jenny Durkan has opened a commanding lead in her race to become Seattle’s next mayor. She leads her...Read More

Strong Demand for Washington State Bonds

The Office of the State Treasurer sold $528.8 million in bonds on Tuesday, September 26th. The bonds were split into three sales: one sale of...Read More

Nealey, Republican lawmakers urge Attorney General to defend state law against local income taxes

Rep. Terry Nealey, ranking Republican on the House Finance Committee, and 35 other House Republican lawmakers, sent a letter to Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson...Read More

Washington state House Democrats ask Congress to find a solution to keep DACA recipients here

This week, all 50 members of the Washington state House Democratic Caucus sent a letter to Speaker Ryan and Majority Leader McConnell requesting that Congress...Read More

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