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Op-ed: Now is the Time to Electrify Public Vehicle Fleets

Matthew Metz wrote the following op-ed in reference to Coltura's recent report on Washington State's public fleet electric vehicle compliance....Read More

A conversation with Rep. Slatter on the Future of Work Task Force

From automation and artificial intelligence to the rise of the gig economy, the way we work is transforming in Washington....Read More

Count shows homeless increasing as Mayor Durkan announces plan for 500 more shelter beds

Business and community leaders question if Seattle really needs more money to fight homelessness, or just better management of what it’s already got....Read More

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

A report out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee shows the impact on Washington State if Title X funds are cut...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 Palumbo confident Seattle head tax will be repealed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