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A look at the impact of tariffs in Washington

What does the ongoing trade war mean for Washington, a state where China is the leading exporter and importer?...Read More

Interview with Sen. John Braun: Washington’s tax structure & priorities next session

Sen. John Braun on tax fairness, differing narratives, and policy priorities....Read More

Interview with Sen. John Braun: Collective bargaining agreements & budget-writing across the aisle

Sen. Braun on how collective bargaining agreements impacted the budget and what it was like working with Ways & Means Chair Sen. Christine Rolfes....Read More

Interview with Sen. John Braun: The 2019-21 Budget

"...broadly, we just spent way more money than we should have. We raised enormous new taxes to do that, and my concern is that this...Read More

Op-ed: Small business owners stand to win big from T-Mobile and Sprint merger

Frank Selden, an attorney in Bothell, Washington, writes in support of a T-Mobile/Sprint merger....Read More

Highlights from the Legislature’s transportation budget

The Legislature passed a $9.98 billion, 2019-21 transportation budget Sunday — the final day of the 2019 session — on a 49-0 vote in the...Read More

The two sides on this session’s Janus bill

Depending on who you talk to, the bill either brings the state into compliance with the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus decision from last year, or...Read More

“Fix Our Tax Code Plan” has public hearing

A substitute Senate bill that would make changes to Washington’s tax code, including the introduction of a tax on capital gains, had a public hearing...Read More

Frockt ‘disappointed’ by Republicans’ refusal to vote for capital budget funding

Senate Republicans on Monday blocked funding for the 2019-21 Capital construction budget by voting against SHB 1101, which had received unanimous, bipartisan support in the...Read More

Where the “$2.8 billion surplus” number comes from

As operating budget proposals are rolled out, debated, amended, and voted on, Washington House Democrats and Republicans have repeatedly contradicted each other on a fundamental...Read More