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Next steps for vetoed tax transparency website

Jason Mercier wrote the following commentary on Inslee’s veto of a new tax transparency website from the 2018 supplemental budget....Read More

An update on the Seattle Center arena project

On Monday, the Seattle City Council held a meeting to discuss recent progress on the $600 million Seattle Center arena project....Read More

Morning Wire: JT Wilcox, Rick Larsen, AWB on climate change

Rep. Rick Larsen, a possible special session, and recently announced opportunity zones are all featured in this week's edition of the Morning Wire....Read More

Washington’s economy ranks first in nationwide report

In a nationwide report on state economies, Washington ranks first out of all 50 states and the District of Columbia....Read More

Gov. Inslee approves Opportunity Zones in communities across Washington

On Friday, Gov. Inslee approved 139 census tracts for “Opportunity Zone” status, enabling them to offer special federal tax breaks to encourage development and job...Read More

Cantwell, Murray call on FCC to investigate Sinclair and pause merger with Tribune

Senators accuse Sinclair of “deliberately distorting news” and ask the FCC to pause Sinclair-Tribune merger....Read More

Morning Wire: I-1631, I-1600, I-1621

Washington's single-payer initiative, congressional races, and the resignation of the King County Dem Chair are all featured in this week's edition of the Morning Wire....Read More

Eastern Washington heavily reliant on industries targeted by China’s tariffs

New Brookings Institution data shows that agricultural workers in the Northwest have reason to worry about China's new tariffs....Read More

Rep. Frame squares off against AWB on B&O tax cuts

In a Twitter thread posted Thursday morning, Representative Noel Frame accused the Association of Washington Business (AWB) of “some seriously breathtaking hypocrisy” over their call...Read More

Legislature passes supplemental operating budget, property tax dispute forces partisan vote in the Senate

On the eve of the final day of session, the House and Senate finally released their agreed upon supplemental operating budget. The 2017-2019 supplemental budget...Read More