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Morning Wire: Floor debates, Transportation packages, Conservation spending

Thank you to the Washington Business Alliance for its sponsored message in this week’s email. It’s a good looking banner, and you should check out their...Read More

Morning Wire: Future of the GOP, Ross Hunter, Fiscal committee cutoff

We’re spending a lot of time tracking legislation in Olympia and issues of statewide political importance. It’s our contribution to the public good, and a...Read More

Morning Wire: Policy cutoff, Republican budget proposal, Capital gains proposals

“80 year olds ripping down 65th Ave at the first sign of snow. Seattle just seattling,” wrote one citizen documenting the goings-on this weekend. Seems like an apt description.  ...Read More

Morning Wire: Policy cutoff, Targeting economic development, The “double pandemic”

Wire publisher DJ Wilson has a story out this morning on our sister site about the South African variant and what “chronic COVID” could mean. He draws upon data from...Read More

Morning Wire: Floor action, Rep. Noel Frame, Sen. Shelly Short

The House adopted a resolution celebrating Black History Month yesterday and Rep. David Hackney delivered prayer, which we encourage you to check out. Equity is on the agenda this...Read More

Morning Wire: How WA is doing, Rep. Alex Ybarra, COVID relief packages

It’s hard to believe we’re in the third week of session. While I’ve been covering the goings-on through a computer screen and a corded phone, the...Read More

Morning Wire: Sen. Manka Dhingra, Pandemic relief, Blue-Green alliance

At the start of a long session, there are always a flurry of bills getting dropped, heard and perhaps even voted upon. Like Opening Day...Read More

Morning Wire: Lt. Gov. Heck, Capitol protest, Vaccine race

The session is underway with only modest protests at the legislative building yesterday. Rules were adopted in person that will allow the rest of the...Read More

Morning Wire: Secretary Kim Wyman, Director Lisa Brown, Pre-filed bills

Sunday, the Washington Post reported on President Trump’s conversation with Georgia’s Sec. of State. Today, the majority in the US Senate is decided in Georgia....Read More

Morning Wire: Inslee’s budget, WA media landscape, Rep. Adam Smith

We are getting back in the saddle after slowing our roll a bit ahead of our annual conference. We’ve featured a few of those conversations...Read More