Columns

Speaker presentations from Re-Wire Policy Conference now available!

We hosted our first annual Re-Wire Policy Conference yesterday and it was one of the largest, most diverse convenings of senior executives and policy leaders...Read More

Senators welcome House Democrats’ re-engagement on Hirst

Senators Judy Warnick and Jim Honeyford welcomed news that House Democrats have planned a work session Dec. 12 to discuss the Hirst water rights court...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

Statement from House Speaker Frank Chopp on election results

The following is a statement from Washington House Speaker Frank Chopp (D-Seattle) on the new membership makeup in the state Senate. House Democrats look forward...Read More

Letter: Stand With Us

More than 170 women lawmakers and lobbyists signed a letter on Monday calling out a culture of sexual harassment and assault at the state Capital. Read...Read More

Attorney General undecided whether to intervene in Seattle income tax lawsuit

I spoke with Rep. Terry Nealey, ranking Republican on the House Finance Committee, this morning for an update on the letter lawmakers sent to the Attorney...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

Column: Janus v AFSCME

The U.S. Supreme Court recently announced, for the second time in two years, that it would address one of the most significant and contentious labor...Read More

What advice did Governor receive on B&O tax cut veto?

There were many twists and turns during this year’s record 193 day legislative session. Perhaps none was as surprising or shocking than the Governor vetoing a B&O...Read More