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Sexual harassment, equal pay, and women’s health bills signed into law

On Wednesday, the governor signed a package of bills aimed at improving women's health and ensuring equal pay for equal work. Inslee also signed a...Read More

Lawmakers pass bill to identify missing Native American women

During the 2018 session, the Washington Legislature took a step forward in addressing the under-reported epidemic of missing Native American women in the United States....Read More

Two bills addressing sexual assault die in the Legislature

On Saturday, Representatives Griffey and Caldier released a statement speaking out about two bills they sponsored this session to help sexual assault survivors, but that...Read More

In protest, House Republicans refuse to vote on union bill

On Thursday evening, tensions on the House floor reached a breaking point as Republican Representatives refused to vote on a piece of legislation that would...Read More

Morning Wire: Amazon, Medicaid, Bill cutoff

We have a number of topics for your review today related to the politics, policies and political economy of Washington State.  Our goal is to...Read More

As deadline nears, a flurry of bills pass in the House and Senate

With the Wednesday deadline for bills to pass in their house of origin, a flood of bills passed out of the House and Senate over...Read More

Morning Wire: Reproductive parity, 8th CD, oil drilling

We are about as many years away from the Berlin Wall coming down as the Wall itself stood erect. We are about as far from...Read More

Women’s health legislation pushes forward this week in Olympia

This week, the legislature passed three significant bills that expand access to women’s health care options. Senate bill 6219, also known as the Reproductive Parity...Read More

Senate committee passes O’Ban bills on improving behavioral health

OLYMPIA… Two key bills introduced by Sen. Steve O’Ban, were heard and passed out of the Senate Human Services and Corrections Committee this week. These...Read More

Q&A with Rep. Dave Hayes on pilot project to fight opioid addiction, homelessness, and crime

Representative Dave Hayes serves as the House Minority Whip as well as the Assistant Ranking Minority Member of the Public Safety Committee. He sat down...Read More