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Amid uncertainty over business restrictions, Mullet pre-files bill to curb gubernatorial emergency powers

Senator Mark Mullet, a Democrat from Issaquah, has pre-filed a bill with Senator Lynda Wilson, a Republican from Vancouver, that would subject all gubernatorial emergency...Read More

Meet Washington’s New Legislators: Panel 2

Three soon-to-be legislators shared their inspirations, ideas and plans at the 2020 Re-Wire Virtual Policy Conference in a panel discussion. It was one of the...Read More

Meet Washington’s New Legislators: Panel 1

Five soon-to-be legislators convened at the 2020 Re-Wire Virtual Policy Conference for a panel conversation on their respective backgrounds, reflections from the campaign trail, and...Read More

Governor Inslee announces climate package as part of his 2021-2023 budget

Governor Jay Inslee unveiled a climate policy package for the 2021-2023 budget in a press conference on Tuesday. The package invests $428 million in clean...Read More

Democrats and Republicans reveal their parties’ priorities for the next session

Legislators from both parties have already pre-filed numerous bills in anticipation for the upcoming session. Lawmakers will have a lot on their plate when the...Read More

Governor Inslee announces his 2021-2023 equity policy package

Governor Jay Inslee announced a $365 million equity policy package as part of his 2021-2023 state budget proposal in a press conference Monday. This policy...Read More

In final meeting of House Innovation, Technology & Economic Development Committee, members lay out 2021 legislative agenda

The House Innovation, Technology & Economic Development (ITED) Committee offered a preview of their 2021 legislative agenda at a work session this week. The work...Read More

Hearing agendas for Committee Assembly Days

Washington State legislators will convene virtually next week for Committee Assembly Days for both the House and Senate. Legislators will use the virtual hearings to...Read More

T’wina Nobles: “We’re going to have to fight hard for reconciliation, for unity, for respect.”

Democrat T’wina Nobles has defeated incumbent Republican Steve O’Ban and will become the next Senator for Washington’s 28th Legislative District. Nobles will be the only...Read More

Finally a definition of environmental justice with reparations?

One More Time, A Failed Bill, A Far Reaching Budget Proviso: A proviso in the 2019-2021 biennial operating budget (section 221, subsection 48 ESHB 1109)...Read More