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Speaker Chopp outlines legislative priorities for 2019 session

Washington House Speaker Frank Chopp made himself available to media on Wednesday, a day after announcing his decision to step down from his leadership post...Read More

House Dems elect most of leadership team

On Tuesday, the Washington House Democratic Caucus held elections for many of its leadership positions. So far, the only position that will be changing hands...Read More

One county, two recounts

Final results from Washington’s 2018 general election will be certified by each county today, November 27. Three races in the State Legislature will then head...Read More

Washington State House Republicans announce new leadership team

Rep. J.T. Wilcox has been re-elected by his legislative colleagues as leader of the Washington State House Republicans. Wilcox was chosen for his leadership post...Read More

Sawant votes no on $5.9 bill Seattle budget, cites lack of affordable housing funds

Monday, the Seattle City Council voted 8-1 to pass a $5.9 billion city budget proposal for 2019-2020. Its passage means next year’s budget will be $300...Read More

Morning Wire: 2019 tax reform, affordable housing legislation, sports betting

Happy Thanksgiving week!  I hope you’re able to get away with friends and family this week, and de-tox a bit from the election season.  The...Read More

Senate leaders discuss tax reform in the 2019 session

On a recent episode of Inside Olympia, Senate Republican leader Mark Schoesler and newly-elected Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig spoke with host Austin Jenkins about...Read More

Sports betting: Would it hurt or help Washington’s horse-racing industry?

When the U.S. Supreme Court held the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) unconstitutional in May 2018, it left the decision whether or not...Read More

Commissioner Franz Lays Out $90 Million Request for Orca, Salmon Habitat

Today, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz announced a nearly $90 million package of aquatic habitat protections and improvements to be carried out by the...Read More

A lawsuit, a “sanctuary city,” and a White House petition challenge I-1639

When Washington voters approved I-1639, the state’s expansive gun safety initiative, by nearly 60 percent, it seemed it was only a matter of time before...Read More