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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

Interview with Sen. John Braun: The 2019-21 Budget

"...broadly, we just spent way more money than we should have. We raised enormous new taxes to do that, and my concern is that this...Read More

Op-ed: Small business owners stand to win big from T-Mobile and Sprint merger

Frank Selden, an attorney in Bothell, Washington, writes in support of a T-Mobile/Sprint merger....Read More

Op-ed: Making the 100% clean energy law work for Washington

A 100% clean energy bill passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor guides the state toward a 100% carbon free electricity grid, but...Read More

Q&A: Mellani McAleenan, Director of Government Relations at WSAC, on the 2019 session

Mellani McAleenan is the Director of Government Relations and General Counsel at the Washington State Association of Counties. In the week after Washington’s 2019 legislative...Read More

Q&A: Patrick Connor, WA Director for NFIB, on the 2019 session

"I think it is high time that Washington State does take a serious look at its tax structure and try to balance it, so that...Read More

Op-ed: Actionable data emphasis needed in national healthcare reform debate

Karen Ferguson on the national health care debate from a medical technology & rural clinical perspective...Read More

Gentzler: My first session reporting in Olympia

"The legislators, staff, lobbyists, TVW, and the press corps all dedicate so much energy and time to session. It’s what makes our state republic work...Read More