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Final report from public records task force reflects members’ resilient divides

During its final of four meetings, the Legislative Task Force on Public Records agreed on eight recommendations all members of the task force “could live...Read More

2018 Re-Wire Policy Conference Lunch Keynote

A conversation with Hilary Franz, Commissioner of Public Lands, during which Franz discussed the hot-button environmental topics that will be front-and-center during session....Read More

AG Ferguson’s 2019 legislative agenda

Just before the new year, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a line-up of 11 agency request bills that constitute his 2019 legislative agenda....Read More

2018 Re-Wire Policy Conference Morning Keynote

Transparency, Governance, and the Future of Public Records With last session’s kerfuffle on the update to the Public Records Act, the question of balancing the...Read More

What You Missed: 2018 Re-Wire Policy Conference

We hosted the 2018 Re-Wire Policy Conference on December 13th in SeaTac. With over 200 attendees, including over 25 elected officials, this event was one...Read More

Speaker Presentations now available from the 2018 Re-Wire Policy Conference

Our 2018 Re-Wire Policy Conference was one of the largest, most diverse convenings of senior executives and policy leaders in the state. It is always...Read More

We’re taking a break

Dear Washington State Wire readers: We’re taking a break from publishing new content at the Washington State Wire for the next couple weeks. We’ll be...Read More

Gov. Inslee announces $675 million plan to “transform” Washington’s behavioral health system

Washington Governor Jay Inslee formally announced a $675 million plan yesterday that aims to guide a transformation of Washington’s behavioral health system as part of...Read More

Spokane County passes transparency resolution for employee collective bargaining

Yesterday, the Spokane County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution which states, it shall be the policy of Spokane County to conduct all collective bargaining...Read More

Morning Wire: Inslee’s clean energy plan, artificial intelligence, Sen. Maureen Walsh

We’re gearing up for the 2018 Re-Wire Policy Conference coming up on Thursday of this week. The event is our primary revenue driver for the Wire, which...Read More