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Morning Wire: Gun hearings, JT Wilcox, Madeline Shannon

Week two of the session is underway. Our first session cut off is a mere 17 days away, so hearings are moving briskly. If a...Read More

New Washington bill aims to strengthen renter protections for vulnerable populations

On the first day of this year’s legislative session, Representative Nicole Macri of Seattle introduced new renter protection legislation aiming to ameliorate landlord-tenant relationships by...Read More

Morning Wire: Rep. Jake Fey, Capital gains, Joshua Freed

And, we’re back! We re-started content this week at the Wire ahead of next week’s session. That means our Morning Wire newsletter is back, too! I also...Read More

Public records reveal WA DOR’s thoughts on capital gains income taxes

The federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and every state revenue department across the country unequivocally say a capital gains tax is an income tax. Now...Read More

Inslee releases supplemental budget, prioritizes reducing homelessness

In a press conference on Wednesday, Governor Inslee revealed his supplemental budget proposal heading into the 2020 session. Headlining the budget proposal is $319 million...Read More

Morning Wire: Pre-filed bills, Gary Locke, Cyrus Habib, Kristine Reeves

We had a big week last week at Re-Wire, with 250 attendees, 42 elected officials, and many of the conversations teed up for next year’s...Read More

L&I announces new state overtime rules

New rules related to overtime protections and the state minimum wage were announced this week by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I)....Read More

117 bills already introduced during pre-filing period

With the pre-filing period well underway, members of the House and Senate have already introduced a combined total of 117 bills. Pre-filed bills are submitted...Read More

Afternoon Keynote: A Conversation with Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib

Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib serves as the President of the Washington State Senate, and serves as the Acting Governor when Gov. Inslee is away from...Read More

2019 Re-Wire Policy Conference Morning Keynote: A Conversation with Gov. Gary Locke

Gov. Gary Locke served as King County Executive, as Secretary of Commerce, and as Ambassador to China. Of course, he also served as a two-term...Read More