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Morning Wire: State of the Legislature post-cutoff

We have a special Thursday edition of Morning Wire this week highlighting where some issues stand as we complete the first house of origin cutoff....Read More

Morning Wire: Capital gains tax, ERFC review, Bills moving

It’s been a busy few days ahead of the first house of origin cut off today. Things will narrow considerably from here on policy questions....Read More

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