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Senate committee discusses collective bargaining transparency

The Senate Commerce & Labor Committee held a work session yesterday on “public transparency in collective bargaining negotiations.” Despite the strong mandate for government transparency declared by the people...Read More

Washington Republicans respond to events in Charlottesville

With all ongoing media attention focused on the recent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the resulting counter-protests and violence, the Wire reached out...Read More

Official Statement from Cary Moon on today’s ballot counts

Today’s ballot counts look very good; we’re still on the right track to make it to the general election this fall and we are ready...Read More

Cary Moon’s official statement on tonight’s primary results

This is an unusually crowded primary, with Seattle voters and candidates flooding forums, town halls, blogs and living rooms with new ideas, visions and energy...Read More

Inslee statement on today’s health care vote in the United States Senate

It’s inconceivable that any of our nation’s leaders think our health care system will be improved by ripping away health care from 22 million Americans...Read More

Statement from House Republican Leader Dan Kristiansen on the end of the third special session

Rep. Dan Kristiansen has served in the Washington State House of Representatives since 2003, and is the leader of the House Republican Caucus. Dan represents...Read More

Reps. Stanford and Springer issue statements on Hirst impasse

After months of negotiations ended with no solution to address the contentious issue of water rights and rural development in response to the Supreme Court...Read More

Ranker: Unconscionable that Senate Republicans blocked vote on capital budget

Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, released this statement after Senate Republicans refused to allow a vote on the state capital budget: It is incredibly unfortunate...Read More

2017-19 budget: “This deal is getting worse all the time”

After getting over the initial shock of nearly 1,000 pages of spending, taxes and education policy being released and acted on without any measure of...Read More

Inslee veto reneges on negotiated tax agreement, betrays Washington workers, say House Republican leaders

Despite a negotiated agreement between Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate, Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed a section of Senate Bill 5977, which would have...Read More