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Proposed Title X cuts could harm over 60,000 Washington women

Senator Patty Murray released a report on Thursday in response to President Trump’s proposal this week to cut Title X funds to family planning clinics, like Planned...Read More

Support for gun safety measures building as lawmakers call for special session

After difficulty gaining momentum during the legislative session, bi-partisan support is now building behind gun safety proposals, but there are major differences between the parties...Read More

O’Ban proposes new legislation to create ‘head tax’ credits in rural counties

In a shot against Seattle's head tax, Sen. O'Ban announced future legislation to provide "head tax credits" for jobs in rural counties....Read More

Collective bargaining transparency initiative garners new support

On Monday, the Association of Washington Business announced its endorsement of I-1608, an initiative that seeks to make negotiations between unions and government agencies open...Read More

Sen. Palumbo confident Seattle head tax will be repealed

Sen. Palumbo discusses the referendum campaign and legislative options to overturn the Seattle head tax while at the Washington Policy Center Solutions Summit....Read More

Morning Wire: Rep. Dye Q&A, WSLC on 1631, Inslee in DC

Filing week, charter schools, and Susan Hutchison are all featured in this week's edition of the Morning Wire....Read More

Washington lawmakers react to failed farm bill

Friday morning the U.S. House of Representatives rejected the $897 billion House farm bill by a vote of 198-213. Thirty Republicans joined 183 Democratic Representatives...Read More

Morning Wire: filing week, I-940, artificial intelligence

Changes in Washington's mental health system and early highlights from filing week are featured in this week's Morning Wire....Read More

Law enforcement groups support appeal of deadly force initiative court ruling

After a Thurston County Superior Court judge ruled that the passage of Initiative 940 and HB 3003 violated the state constitution, lawyers for the legislature...Read More

Senator Schoesler releases proposed legislation banning head taxes in Washington

Senator Schoesler put forth a proposed bill that would ban employee hours taxes, or “head taxes,” like the one currently up for debate in the...Read More