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Q&A: Why Attorney General Bob Ferguson is pushing a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

Attorney General Bob Ferugson is making a concerted effort this session to enshrine what he and Governor Inslee have called a “Domestic Workers Bill of...Read More

OIC urges state supreme court to hear graduated income tax case

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner is listed on a motion and amicus memorandum in the Washington State Supreme Court Jan. 17 in support of...Read More

Senate committee considers sexual offender registration waiver

The Senate Human Services, Rehabilitation & Reentry Committee held a public hearing Wednesday on Senate Bill 6180, which concerns juvenile sexual offense registration waivers.  SB...Read More

Morning Wire: Inslee’s “why” problem, Re-Wire speakers, Lessons from 2019 elections

We are now just three weeks out from our 2019 Re-Wire Policy Conference. This is our primary revenue source in support of the Wire’s reporting and content throughout...Read More

New lawsuit targets Title Only bills

The legality of Title Only bills is being challenged in a new lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court. Led by former Washington Attorney General...Read More

Attorney General Ferguson Garners First-Ever Conviction Under Animal Trafficking Act

Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that Donald Frank Rooney of Everett has pleaded guilty to trafficking in species threatened with extinction under a voter-approved...Read More

Chief Justice Mary E. Fairhurst Announces Retirement

Washington State Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary E. Fairhurst, has announced her intention to retire from the Washington Supreme Court effective January 5, 2020. With...Read More

AG Ferguson sues to block Trump Administration from diverting billions for border wall

Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit last week to block the Trump Administration’s plan to “reprogram” funding for more than $3.6 billion in congressionally...Read More

Legislature sues Governor Inslee for unconstitutional vetoes

Jason Mercier is the Director of the Center for Government Reform at Washington Policy Center and is based in the Tri-Cities.  He wrote the following commentary on...Read More

Sen. O’Ban to pre-file bill banning local income taxes

In light of the Washington State Court of Appeals’ ruling on Seattle’s proposed graduated income tax, Sen. Steve O’Ban announced his intent to pre-file a...Read More