Inslee’s supplemental budget: school funding, mental health services, and an upcoming carbon pricing plan

In a press conference on Thursday, Governor Inslee laid out the details of his proposed 2018 supplemental budget. Funding basic education was a key priority...Read More

Seattle Mayor calls income tax appeal a “long shot”

During a Facebook Live interview yesterday with the Seattle Times, new Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan was asked about the decisive ruling by King County Superior Court Judge John Ruhl...Read More

Sheldon: Vancouver terminal rejection part of a pattern of denials, and a ‘war on Washington’

OLYMPIA – A decision this week by a state-government agency to turn thumbs-down on a Vancouver oil terminal demonstrates a bias by the Inslee Administration...Read More

Seattle’s 2018 budget: homelessness, safe injection sites, and police outreach

The Seattle City Council approved its $5.6 billion 2018 budget on Monday by a vote of 8-1. The budget boosts funding for homelessness programs, allocates...Read More

Rep. Terry Nealey statement on November 2017 state revenue forecast

The Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released its quarterly state revenue forecast today. According to Chief Economist and Executive Director Steve Lerch, the General Fund-State...Read More

Seattle residents’ thoughts on financial planning and wealth

A  survey released by Charles Schwab asked Seattle area residents about financial planning, management, and wealth. Overall, Seattle residents define wealth as having a lot of money...Read More

Warnick, Dent and Schoesler hail Japan trade mission as success 13th District, entire state

Sen. Judy Warnick, who chairs the Senate’s economic development-related committee, says a recent trade mission that took her, Rep. Tom Dent, and other local officials...Read More

Legal Brief: Seattle income tax is “subterfuge”

In preparation for the Seattle income tax trial the “Opportunity for All Coalition” represented by former Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna, former Supreme Court Chief Justice...Read More

Three things to think about ahead of the next HQ2 opportunity

Proposals are due to Amazon tomorrow from cities interested in recruiting the company – and its 50,000 new jobs – to the community.  You can...Read More

Association of Washington Cities honors Sen. Sharon Brown with City Champion Award

The Association of Washington Cities (AWC), an Olympia-based organization advocating on behalf of Washington’s 281 cities and towns, honored Senator Sharon Brown (R-Kennewick) with a...Read More