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Schrier and Rossi argument highlights the ongoing dilemma of low Medicaid reimbursement rates

What this ad, and Dr. Schrier’s responses to it highlight is that low Medicaid reimbursement rates result in doctors not being able to accept unlimited...Read More

Second quarter Economic Review shows strong growth, vulnerability to new tariffs

With almost all of those products and industries facing new tariffs, the overall effect on the Washington economy could be serious. Overall, however, the report...Read More

Key concerns emerge during Legislative Task Force on Public Record’s first meeting

The Legislative Task Force on Public Records held its first meeting on Wednesday in Olympia. The meeting was the first of potentially four meetings scheduled...Read More

Supreme Court’s I-940 decision allows ballot printing to proceed

In the wake of last week’s ruling on Initiative 1639, the Washington Supreme Court has issued another ruling that clears the way for ballots and...Read More

Supreme Court decision places Initiative 1639 on November ballot

This press release was provided by the office of Secretary of State Kim Wyman.  The Washington State Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Thurston County Superior...Read More

State Superintendent Reykdal says Washington will not arm its teachers

State Superintendent Chris Reykdal released the following statement following reports that US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was considering allowing the use of federal funds to...Read More

Inslee and Ferguson denounce rollback of Clean Power Plan

Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement on the Trump administration's plans to roll back the Clean Power Plan....Read More

With new court ruling, gun initiative ordered off ballot

A Thurston County Superior Court judge ruled that petitions sheets used for I-1639, the Alliance for Gun Responsibility’s gun initiative, did not comply with Washington...Read More

Second quarter Economic and Revenue Forecast shows continued strength

The Washington Economic and Revenue Council released its August Economic and Revenue Update on Thursday. Overall economic and revenue results are solid with strong employment...Read More

Conservation group sues US Government over critical habitat for orcas

The Center for Biological Diversity, a non-profit conservation organization, has filed a lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service and the US Secretary of Commerce,...Read More