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Morning Wire

Morning Wire: Race for leader, Clean energy, Session by the numbers

Some of the most important topics in Washington State politics this week....Read More

Morning Wire: Capital gains tax, budget updates, Sen. Doug Ericksen

Some of the most important topics in Washington State politics, written with smart brevity, for your quick read....Read More

Morning Wire: Commissioner Hilary Franz, budgets, Sen. David Frockt on Cascade Care

Tomorrow’s the last day for policy committees to pass out bills from the opposite chamber. Check in on the cutoff calendar here. We’re also in the throes...Read More

Morning Wire: House budget, Rep. Drew MacEwen, how budget-writing works

Budget season is upon us, and we’re dedicating this edition of Morning Wire to parsing out what that means and what could be in store....Read More

Morning Wire: Boeing, Health Care Bills, Clean Fuel Standard

With the house-of-origin cutoff in the rearview mirror, the Washington Legislature now moves back into committee action. So, this week we look at some of...Read More

Morning Wire: Moving the Presidential Primary, Environmental Justice, School Safety

Session is rolling on, and tomorrow is the last day for the Legislature to pass non-budget-related bills out of the house of origin. Lawmakers have...Read More

Morning Wire: Inslee for president, Q&A with Sen. Steve O’Ban, $17B transportation package

The week in Washington State politics, policy, and political economy....Read More

Morning Wire: Long-Term Care, Clean Energy, the Evolving Public Option

The first policy cutoff came and went, and lawmakers passed over 1,000 bills and resolutions out of the committees subject to the cutoff (all committees...Read More

Morning Wire: Public Records, the Death Penalty, a National Emergency

With the first policy cut-off looming this Friday, February 22, this week is sure to be a blur of hearings and committee votes that will finalize the issues...Read More

Morning Wire: Q&A with Rep. Paul Harris, Modernizing Redistricting, “Faithless Electors”

Sara Gentzler here, the Wire’s Olympia-based reporter. You might recognize me from the Capitol campus, I’m set up with my laptop in Pritchard or the cafe in the dome most days....Read More