Policy

McCaslin releases statement following passage of revised school siting bill

In a 78-15 vote early Saturday morning, a bill sponsored by Rep. Bob McCaslin to authorize new school construction outside of designated urban growth areas was approved by the state House. Earlier this year,...Read More

Sec. of State Wyman on Trump request for voter info

This post is copied from Secretary of State Kim Wyman’s public Facebook page. ——— I want to thank everyone who has posted and commented on...Read More

Release: Rossi scores major victory for small business in new budget

Two months ago Sammamish Republican Sen. Dino Rossi helped to reboot the Legislature’s budget debate by proving that not a single senator, Republican or Democrat,...Read More

Sen. Murray remarks on newly-released analysis of Senate Republican Trumpcare bill

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), top Democrat on the Senate health committee, delivered the following remarks at a press conference regarding the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO)...Read More

Hirst could be the tipping point for state’s endangered rural Democrats

For all the enthusiasm I hear from my party about saving endangered species, I wish there was a little more sympathy for the most endangered...Read More

Wire Poll on Mayor Race, Re-Wire Policy Conference, Government shutdown

We have poll results out from our first Wire Poll, and some suggested topics to share for this fall’s first Re-Wire Policy Conference. So, while...Read More

Seattle defies Trump, maintains commitment to Paris Climate Accord

Council unanimously approved a resolution  committing the City of Seattle to uphold its portion of the United States’ former commitment to the Paris Climate Accord,...Read More

Bill to reverse Hirst Decision passes out of Senate, again

For the third time, legislation that would reverse the Hirst Decision has passed out of the Senate. Senate Bill 5239 seeks to reverse the Hirst Decision,...Read More

New survey shows decreased support for ST3

Moore Information’s recent survey asked voters in the Sound Transit District how they would vote again if given the chance. When asked if they would...Read More

Fundraising totals, press going “fishing,” Mainstream Republicans

The purpose of the re-launched Wire is to build a platform for political and economic voices across the spectrum of Washington State’s economy.  We do...Read More