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An intersectional perspective on economic recovery

The bipartisan Senate Special Committee on Economic Recovery (SCER) convened its second hearing this week. In the first hearing, conducted on June 16th, economists and...Read More

Economic uncertainty underpins state treasurer’s race

First-term State Treasurer Duane Davidson, one of two Republican statewide officeholders in Washington State, is facing a challenge from Rep. Mike Pellicciotti, a Democratic state...Read More

Will Congress appropriate more relief funds for state and local governments?

State legislators are holding out hope that Congress will provide more funds for state and local governments that could be used to address revenue shortfalls....Read More

Why there won’t be a special session this summer – or at all

Recently, Joe O’Sullivan reported what had been increasingly clear in recent weeks: there will be no special session this summer to address the fiscal shortfall....Read More

10th Congressional District Candidate Debate: Full Video and Highlights

Last night, six candidates running for Congress in Washington 10th District convened virtually for a 90 minute debate on climate and environmental policy, economic policy,...Read More

Coalition forms to oppose potential long-term care budget cuts

A group of Long-Term Care advocates in Washington State have formed a coalition in response to potential budget cuts to services utilized by senior citizens...Read More

Morning Wire: 10th CD Debate, Behavioral health, Mike Vaska

We are super excited to be co-hosting tomorrow night’s debate with the candidates in the 10th CD, and we’re building a similar event with candidates...Read More

Chopp, Stokesbary lay out divergent approaches to economic recovery

On a recent episode of TVW’s “The Impact,” hosted by Mike McClanahan, former Democratic Speaker of the House, Rep. Frank Chopp and House Republican budget...Read More

Washington 10th Congressional District Candidate Debate slated for July 1st

On Wednesday, July 1, Washington State Wire and The Nature Conservancy in Washington will host virtual debate between six candidates for the 10th Congressional District...Read More

State Treasurer Duane Davidson responds to budget shortfalls; calls for special session

Washington State Treasurer Duane Davidson released a statement Tuesday in response to last week’s ERFC forecast which projected $8.8 billion hit to state-government revenue over...Read More