Upcoming Conference | 2019 Re-Wire Policy Conference, Dec 10, 2019 Register

Commentary

Good news, bad news on local income taxes

Jason Mercier wrote the following commentary on the Court of Appeals' recent ruling on Seattle's proposed graduated income tax....Read More

Q&A with Rep. Davina Duerr, Washington’s newest legislator

Representative Davina Duerr was appointed to the Washington State Legislature to represent the 1st LD at the beginning of July. She takes over the position...Read More

Washington’s path to clean energy can also save orca—and salmon they need to thrive

Tom France, a Regional Executive Director of the National Wildlife Federation, wrote the following letter to the editor in response to a recent op-ed from...Read More

Op-ed: The Environmental Value of Hydropower

President Russ Skolrood, Vice President Arie Callaghan, and Secretary Dave Timmons are the elected Board of Commissioners for the Grays Harbor Public Utility District #1. ...Read More

Gentzler: Looking back on my top 3 stories

"As I move on from reporting on the Legislature, DJ Wilson (the Wire’s publisher) asked me to reflect on the stories I’m most proud of...Read More

Q&A: Sen. Claire Wilson on her first session in the Legislature

Sen. Wilson is the Vice Chair of the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee and serves on the Transportation and Human Services, Reentry &...Read More

Refuse to cooperate with state audit, lose taxing authority

Jason Mercier wrote the following commentary on a recent report from the State Auditor's Office highlighting unauditable governments in Washington....Read More

Why the next recession may start July 1

Get ready: the next recession could start July 1. Now, let’s be honest: Of course, I don’t know if that’s true now. I can’t foresee...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