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Task Force led by Congressman Denny Heck working on housing policy recommendations

In June 2018, Congress’ New Democrat Coalition Housing Task Force released its first whitepaper. The task force, co-chaired by Washington Congressman Denny Heck, convened in...Read More

Governor Inslee announces proposal for public health care option

At a press conference last week, Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced a proposal to provide a public option for health insurance in every Washington county....Read More

Report advises Washington legislature on disparities in access to reproductive healthcare

A new report from the Governor’s Interagency Council on Health Disparities provides a literature review on disparities in access to reproductive healthcare, as well as...Read More

AG Ferguson’s 2019 legislative agenda

Just before the new year, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a line-up of 11 agency request bills that constitute his 2019 legislative agenda....Read More

Q&A with Majority Floor Leader Rep. Monica Stonier on what’s to come in the 2019 session

The Washington State Wire talked to Rep. Stonier about the task force on improving state funding for school construction, what to expect next session, and...Read More

Gov. Inslee announces $675 million plan to “transform” Washington’s behavioral health system

Washington Governor Jay Inslee formally announced a $675 million plan yesterday that aims to guide a transformation of Washington’s behavioral health system as part of...Read More

Spokane County passes transparency resolution for employee collective bargaining

Yesterday, the Spokane County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution which states, it shall be the policy of Spokane County to conduct all collective bargaining...Read More

Gov. Inslee’s new clean-energy plan

Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced a package of clean-energy legislation and investments at a press conference yesterday....Read More

Public Records Task Force wraps up recommendations for final report

The Legislative Task Force on Public Records held its final of four meetings Friday and reached agreement -- mostly -- on a list of recommendations...Read More

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner presents its 2019 legislative agenda

The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) presented items from its 2019 Legislative Agenda to the House Business and Financial Services and House Health...Read More