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Morning Wire: 2020 race for governor, Committee days, the implications of a Capital Gains Tax

We re-launched the Wire about this time three years ago. Our goal was and is to provide an additional, thoughtful voice to cover state politics,...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

Morning Wire: Amazon’s influence on local politics, President Fawn Sharp, Governor Locke at Re-Wire

Elections have a funny way of telling us who we really are as a statewide community. It’s an empirical poll from those of us that...Read More


Morning Wire: Rep. Stokesbary, Topical Agenda, R-88

With November starting, we move back into the Morning Wire as a weekly newsletter. We’re gearing up for both our 2019 Re-Wire Policy Conference as well as...Read More

Morning Wire: Legislators on the move, Sports betting, Universal health care

We release our Topical Agenda this week for the 2019 Re-Wire Policy Conference coming up on December 10th. We'd be thrilled to have you register...Read More

Morning Wire: I-976, Rep. Paul Harris, Spokane’s mayoral race

Last week, we hosted our Convening Panel with meetings in both Olympia and Seattle. You can review the Discussion Guide for a sense of some of the...Read More

Morning Wire: Capital gains tax, Sen. Randi Becker, Joshua Freed

“Committee Days” last week held a few nuggets about what may be lined up for the 2020 session.  And, the governor’s race starts to pick...Read More

Morning Wire: Republican candidates for governor, Sound Transit, LNG hearing

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

Morning Wire: New power center on the right, Referendum 88, Sen. Barbara Bailey

We are rounding the home stretch of summer. With Labor Day ahead, school is about to start, general elections are about to kick in, and...Read More

Morning Wire: Gubernatorial elections, Laurie Jinkins, Primary Elections

A primary election, a speaker election, and a decision point for Inslee. Usually these mid-summer weeks are slow weeks in Washington State politics. Not this year…...Read More