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House Democrats release supplemental capital budget

The House Democratic Caucus released their supplemental capital budget Monday, part of a rollout that included the caucus’s supplemental operating budget and supplemental transportation budget,...Read More

Wire Insider: Rep. Andrew Barkis

Rep. Andrew Barkis represents the 2nd Legislative District. He serves as the Ranking Member in the House Transportation Committee and is also a member of...Read More

Public Lands Commissioner Franz releases “Climate Resilience Plan”

Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz was flanked by climate scientists, legislators, and local officials as she unveiled the agency’s Plan for Climate Resilience at...Read More

Senate bills passed Tuesday target criminal justice, health care

Several bills passed in the Senate Tuesday, covering a wide array of issues related to criminal justice, health care and families on public assistance. These...Read More

Morning Wire: Bernie Sanders & Pete Buttigieg, Wire Insiders, 16th District Senate race

After months of facilitating health policy conferences around the west coast, editing, and writing for the Wire and our sister site State of Reform, DJ Wilson...Read More

Rundown of bills passed on Monday

The legislature passed a slew of bills Monday that address a wide range of issues from bottled water to protections for in-home caregivers to sentencing...Read More

Lobbyists highlight important policy issues this session

As the legislative session reaches its halfway point, the lobbying and political advocacy sphere continues to keep its eye on a variety of policy issues...Read More

Wire Insider: Nathan Gorton

Nathan Gorton is the Government Relations Director for Washington State Realtors. He joins us as a “Wire Insider” to discuss policy frameworks for combating the...Read More

Senate Bill 5811 moves from Senate floor to House Environment & Energy Committee

More than a month after passing in the Senate, Senate Bill 5811 got its day in the House Environment & Energy Committee for a public...Read More

Becker bill requiring payment parity for telemedicine services passes Senate

Senate Bill 5385, which requires that physicians be paid for telemedicine services at the same rate as if those services had been provided in person,...Read More