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Jayapal featured on the cover of The Nation

Washington Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal took one step further into the national spotlight last week, as the subject of a cover story from The Nation. The...Read More

O’Ban seeks Sound Transit Authority board overhaul

Over half the revenue funding the Sound Transit Authority’s budget comes from car tabs, property taxes, and sales taxes collected in the Sound Transit District....Read More

Senator Becker prioritizes telemedicine in 2019 session

Expanding opportunities and support for telemedicine is a top priority for Senator Randi Becker, who has already introduced four bills related to telehealth in the...Read More

Lawmakers tired of springing forward, falling back

Legislators from both sides of the aisle and both chambers want to bring Washington closer to permanent daylight saving time this session — they’ve introduced...Read More

Bill would expand Medicaid eligibility to all low-income young adults, regardless of immigration status

A bill referred to Washington’s House Health Care & Wellness Committee would expand Medicaid eligibility to all low-income young adults, regardless of immigration status....Read More

Robot crossing: Delivery bots allowed on Washington sidewalks, if bill passes

Autonomous delivery robots like the one pictured above could soon be authorized to operate on Washington’s sidewalks, if the legislature passes a bill regulating them...Read More

Boldt: The death of civility

As has been the case for decades, the memes and subject matter of bills introduced into the legislature each winter reflect the current real or...Read More

House Health Care & Wellness advances Tobacco 21 and Long Term Care Trust Act

The House Health Care & Wellness Committee advanced its first two bills of the session last Friday. One (HB 1074), commonly called “Tobacco 21” would...Read More

O’Ban and Schoesler introduce legislation in response to Seattle’s head tax debate

t May, amidst the drama surrounding the Seattle City Council’s head tax proposal, Sen. Steve O’Ban announced plans to introduce a bill during the 2019...Read More

Sen. Ericksen asks Sen. Carlyle to include “a wide range of data” and perspectives on climate change

In a recent letter, Sen. Doug Ericksen wrote Sen. Reuven Carlyle, who chairs the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee, requesting the committee “consider a...Read More