Policy

Inslee announces state actions to keep net neutrality in Washington

The day before the FCC is set to vote on repealing the Open Internet Order of 2015, Governor Inslee hosted a press conference urging the...Read More

Senators welcome House Democrats’ re-engagement on Hirst

Senators Judy Warnick and Jim Honeyford welcomed news that House Democrats have planned a work session Dec. 12 to discuss the Hirst water rights court...Read More

Over 30 bills already introduced during pre-filing period

With the beginning of the pre-filing period on Monday, members of the House and Senate have already introduced over thirty bills. Here’s a quick look...Read More

Honeyford introduces bill to ban use of state bonds for employee salaries

OLYMPIA — Today Sen. Jim Honeyford, the lead Senate Republican for the state’s capital budget plan, introduced a measure to ban the use of proceeds from...Read More

Morning Wire: Homelessness, Climate Change, Rep. Noel Frame

We are gearing up for our 2017 Re-Wire Policy Conference next week with one of the most impressive, bi-partisan lists of speakers of any conference...Read More

Podcast: In the Weeds with Rep. Noel Frame

Washington Representative Noel Frame from the 36th Legislative District may be new to the State Legislature, but she has years of political experience as a...Read More

Sen. Murray’s remarks opposing tax bill during Senate Committee hearing

By a 12-11 vote along the party-line, the Senate Budget Committee voted to advance the Senate tax bill this afternoon. Senator Murray was a key...Read More

Stober and Sotelo seek public disclosure reform

In a joint press release, King County Democrats Chair Bailey Stober and King County Republican Party Chair Lori Sotelo called for reform of Washington’s public...Read More

Judge rules Seattle income tax illegal

Ruling comes as no surprise – courts have repeatedly ruled graduated income tax unconstitutional King County Superior Court Judge John Ruhl today ruled that Seattle’s...Read More

Sens. Murray and Cantwell write letter urging passage of the Dream Act

U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and nine other female Democratic Senators wrote a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell imploring him...Read More