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House Dems pick new leader next week

The House Democrats will caucus next week to select their new leader and presumptive Speaker. This follows Frank Chopp’s announcement that he will be leaving...Read More

Gov. Inslee introduces national health care plan

Governor Jay Inslee released his health care plan for Americans last week, as part of his 2020 presidential candidacy. Key elements of the plan are...Read More

Sen. O’Ban to pre-file bill banning local income taxes

In light of the Washington State Court of Appeals’ ruling on Seattle’s proposed graduated income tax, Sen. Steve O’Ban announced his intent to pre-file a...Read More

Good news, bad news on local income taxes

Jason Mercier wrote the following commentary on the Court of Appeals' recent ruling on Seattle's proposed graduated income tax....Read More

Morning Wire: Rep. Davina Duerr, Overtime policy, House Speaker election

Thanks to Emily Boerger for holding down the fort while I was with my family on vacation. We spent some time traveling in Bosnia, Croatia...Read More

Q&A with Rep. Davina Duerr, Washington’s newest legislator

Representative Davina Duerr was appointed to the Washington State Legislature to represent the 1st LD at the beginning of July. She takes over the position...Read More

New poll finds majority of likely Washington voters support guaranteed overtime pay policy

A new poll from Patinkin Research Strategies shows a majority of likely November 2020 Washington voters support a guaranteed overtime pay policy. The poll, which...Read More

Rep. Andrew Barkis presents 5 incentivized housing solutions

State Representative Andrew Barkis recently gave a presentation at the Association of Washington Business Housing Forum, where he outlined five tools he believes will make...Read More

Grants awarded for Puget Sound salmon restoration

The Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board and Puget Sound Partnership announced last week that they gave 64 different grants, totalling $45 million, to counties...Read More

Q&A: Rep. June Robinson on health care, homelessness, and the House Speaker election

Representative June Robinson represents Washington’s 38th Legislative District in Snohomish County. She serves as both a member of the House Health Care & Wellness Committee...Read More