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Washington will become second state to adopt cap-and-trade law. But what happens next really matters

Climate advocates in Washington are celebrating the passage of a second-in-the-nation economy-wide carbon pricing bill, which Governor Inslee is eager to sign. The legislation won...Read More

Zeiger: A Call to Reform Emergency Powers

Following the 2016 Cascadia Rising exercise led by the Washington Military Department in preparation for a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake, I learned about limitations on...Read More

Op-ed: Pass the Climate Commitment Act on Earth Day

On April 22, Earth Day, the Washington State House will vote on the Climate Commitment Act (SB 5126).  This is the best climate legislation, with...Read More

Op-ed: Invest in oral health equity

As we begin to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, we can look back and once again see that barriers to accessing health services can have...Read More

Mercier: Here is what I learned from watching the House debate the capital gains tax

The House floor debate on SB 5096 (income tax on capital gains) started at 6 p.m. After considering amendments, House adjourned at 10:27 p.m. until tomorrow morning postponing...Read More

To Black Families: I Hold You In My Heart

As Non-Black people we don’t really get to say what justice for the Black community looks like. Like many of you, I’ll get to tuck...Read More

Op-ed: The Working Families Tax Credit is an investment in Washington’s recovery

We all know the massive toll that COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout have taken on us all. But at long last, we are starting...Read More

Op-ed: State lawmakers have the right budget approach for our recovery

State policies – backed up by investments in the state budget – are moral documents, and they have the power to support a better life...Read More

Am I taxed too much?: A comparative look at Washington State

Answering the question of whether someone is taxed too much or perhaps not enough requires some level of comparison. Answering this question in absolute terms...Read More

Am I taxed too much? Understanding the impacts of fiscal policy

This week, our team at the Wire is publishing a series of stories on what the K-shaped recovery looks like. Part of the idea is...Read More