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Op-ed: Why Direct Cash is a Critical Mental Health Strategy

During this past year of global health crises and economic pressure, we have seen a growing awareness of the importance of mental health. For many,...Read More

Mercier: Tax reform doesn’t mean tax increases

There has been a lot of discussion this session about tax reform. With a balanced budget and revenue projected to grow by more than 7%...Read More

Op-Ed: SB 5020 Includes Group Known for Discriminatory Practices

The cost of health care is high. Too high. There is discussion by federal and state lawmakers about policies to lower costs to protect patients...Read More

A physician’s response: should registered nurse practitioners be reimbursed at the same rate as physicians?

On behalf of Physicians for Patient Protection, a grassroots group of over 12,000 practicing physicians and medical students, we would like to clarify several points...Read More

An abbreviated history of budget reconciliation

Budget reconciliation – the oft-used pathway for expediting tax and spending legislation through Congress – may be poised for another star turn on the national...Read More

Opinion: Washington state is already leading the nation on the future of gig work

I’ve been working in the gig economy as an Uber and Lyft driver for 6 years. For a brief time, the promise of decent pay...Read More

Opinion: Olympia should lead the nation on the future of gig work

As a retiree on a fixed income, driving with Uber offers me the perfect way to earn supplemental income. When I want to work I...Read More

Washington State Mayoral Leadership Series: Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards

Over the past year, a set of interlocking crises tested institutions at every level of government. As a result of these crises, public officials have...Read More

Governors release joint statement on threats to American democracy

A coalition of 11 governors, including Govs. Jay Inslee (WA), Kate Brown (OR), Gavin Newsom (CA), Phil Murphy (NJ), Gretchen Whitmer (MI), Tony Evers (WI),...Read More

Op-ed: We can improve public health by cleaning up Washington’s tax code

Losing the front wheel on a walker might sound like no big deal to many of us. But for people with low incomes managing multiple...Read More