Policy

More lawsuits filed against Seattle’s illegal income tax

Three separate lawsuits have now been filed against Seattle’s illegal income tax. The first lawsuit was filed on July 14. Today two more lawsuits were filed, one by...Read More

Inslee statement on Attorney General Sessions’ letter regarding Washington’s marijuana legalization efforts

Washington state has been a ground-breaking leader when it comes to implementing a whole new marketplace for recreational marijuana. I am incredibly proud of the...Read More

Rep. Tarleton awarded Legislator of the Year award for CTE advocacy

State Representative Gael Tarleton (D-Ballard) has received the Washington Business Alliance’s 2017 Career and Technical Education Legislator of the Year award for her advocacy to...Read More

Inslee statement on today’s health care vote in the United States Senate

It’s inconceivable that any of our nation’s leaders think our health care system will be improved by ripping away health care from 22 million Americans...Read More

Statement from House Republican Leader Dan Kristiansen on the end of the third special session

Rep. Dan Kristiansen has served in the Washington State House of Representatives since 2003, and is the leader of the House Republican Caucus. Dan represents...Read More

Ranker: Unconscionable that Senate Republicans blocked vote on capital budget

Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, released this statement after Senate Republicans refused to allow a vote on the state capital budget: It is incredibly unfortunate...Read More

Capital budget, Ryan Calkins, #dadhacks

With luck, today will be the last day of the 2017 legislative session, giving us a whopping 12 days before the August primary.  We’ve got...Read More

Tacoma City Council passes homelessness ordinance

Tacoma City Council passed an ordinance this week aimed at cracking down on homeless encampments. The ordinance prohibits unauthorized camping on public property until October...Read More

Council approves city income tax on high earners

Council unanimously approved legislation today creating a city income tax on high-income households to move Seattle toward a fairer, more progressive tax system. The legislation (Council Bill...Read More

Inslee veto reneges on negotiated tax agreement, betrays Washington workers, say House Republican leaders

Despite a negotiated agreement between Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate, Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed a section of Senate Bill 5977, which would have...Read More