Upcoming Conference | 2018 Re-Wire Policy Conference, Dec 13, 2018 Register

Policy

Washington L&I closing in on changes to overtime exemptions

As the 2019 legislative session fast approaches, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries is in its final stages of refining major labor-law rule...Read More

Senate leaders discuss tax reform in the 2019 session

On a recent episode of Inside Olympia, Senate Republican leader Mark Schoesler and newly-elected Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig spoke with host Austin Jenkins about...Read More

Sports betting: Would it hurt or help Washington’s horse-racing industry?

When the U.S. Supreme Court held the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) unconstitutional in May 2018, it left the decision whether or not...Read More

Commissioner Franz Lays Out $90 Million Request for Orca, Salmon Habitat

Today, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz announced a nearly $90 million package of aquatic habitat protections and improvements to be carried out by the...Read More

Labor & Commerce Nov 2018

Now accepting comment: workplace sexual harassment model policy, procedures, and best practices

Since July 2018, a stakeholder work group has been brainstorming and work-shopping model sexual harassment policies, procedures, and best practices for Washington workplaces. Drafts of...Read More

PDC making more progress on case work this fiscal year

One of the main goals of House Bill 2938, which was signed into law earlier this year, was to streamline the process followed by the...Read More

Senate Republicans announce package of affordable-housing bills

In the 2019 session, Washington State Senate Republicans plan to present a package of — at this point — 17 bills they say would ultimately...Read More

Matt Shea’s Liberty State campaign: “Stage II” begins January 2019

Rep. Matt Shea, who recently received national attention for a written manifesto he authored on the “Biblical Basis for War,” is also well-known for his...Read More

WA Reps. DelBene and Heck announce bid for national campaign leadership

The day after Democrats took control of the US House, Washington State Representatives Suzan DelBene and Denny Heck announced their intent to compete for Chair...Read More

Early results show voter approval for three initiatives, carbon fee falls behind

This midterm election, Washington voters made their voices heard on four big-issue initiatives that drew national attention. Early results show 20- and 18-point advantages in...Read More