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Takeaways from COP26 w/ Sen. Carlyle

A month ago, we spoke with Sen. Reuven Carlyle, chair of the Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee about his climate legislation goals for the...Read More

Q&A: Sen. Manka Dhingra on 2022 priorities

Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-45th) chairs the Senate Behavioral Health Subcommittee, serves as vice chair of the Senate Law and Justice Committee, and sits on the...Read More

Q&A: Sen. Lynda Wilson on property tax exemption

Sen. Lynda Wilson is the Republican leader of the Senate Ways and Means Committee. She introduced SB 5463, which would exempt the first $250,000 of...Read More

A conversation with Dr. Karen Johnson on the Office of Equity

Dr. Karen Johnson was appointed to lead Washington State’s newly created Office of Equity this February, which is tasked with increasing access and equity, and...Read More

Expect to see state-wide zoning legislation in upcoming sessions

Creating more local incentives for cities to increase density, reexamining accessory dwelling units and at times preempting local jurisdictions on zoning policy are all on...Read More

AG Ferguson orders Greyhound to stop allowing warrantless immigration sweeps

Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that Greyhound Lines Inc. will pay $2.2 million to resolve his lawsuit over the bus line’s practice of allowing...Read More

Q&A: Rep. Alex Ybarra on vaccine mandates, emergency powers

Rep. Alex Ybarra represents Washington’s 13th Legislative District, and sits as a ranking member on the Education Committee. He also serves on the Civil Rights...Read More

Reps. Rodgers, Larsen introduce legislation to help rural vets reach medical services

Washington Congressional Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-05) and Rick Larsen (D-02) last week introduced the Rural Veterans Travel Enhancement Act to assist veterans living in...Read More

Q&A: Rep. Jessica Bateman on housing

Lawmakers are considering a number of housing-related issues this year, from creating a statewide housing registry to community land trusts, as they try to find...Read More

Rep. Alex Ramel considering community land trust legislation next session

In 2003, before Alex Ramel was elected to represent the 40th Legislative District in the Washington State House, he was a single parent looking to...Read More