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Political Economy

Disagreements arise over tax exemption program

In a series of recent letters, state agencies – including the Department of Commerce, Department of Revenue, and the Office of Financial Management – responded...Read More

Constantine releases 2019-2020 King County Proposed Budget

King County Executive Dow Constantine released his proposed 2019-2020 biennial budget today. The two-year budget allocates approximately $11.6 billion to cover the county’s 15,000 employees...Read More

Equal Pay Opportunity Act becomes law

The Equal Pay Opportunity Act, a long awaited update to the 1943 Equal Pay Act, went into effect Thursday....Read More

Op-ed: Now is the Time to Electrify Public Vehicle Fleets

Matthew Metz wrote the following op-ed in reference to Coltura's recent report on Washington State's public fleet electric vehicle compliance....Read More

Inslee appoints Teresa Berntsen director of Department of Licensing

Gov. Jay Inslee today appointed Teresa Berntsen as director of the Department of Licensing. She will take over the role from Pat Kohler who recently...Read More

Count shows homeless increasing as Mayor Durkan announces plan for 500 more shelter beds

Business and community leaders question if Seattle really needs more money to fight homelessness, or just better management of what it’s already got....Read More

Morning Wire: Rep. Fitzgibbon, Senator Padden, Independent Candidates

The outlook for independent candidates and a list of 2018 primaries to watch are featured in this week's Morning Wire....Read More

Pacific Coast Collaborative announces new joint efforts

On Friday morning, Premier of British Columbia John Horgan, Governor Inslee, California Secretary for Environmental Protection Matt Rodriguez, and Oregon Energy Director Janine Benner came...Read More

Wire Insider: John Wyble, Moxie Media

John Wyble is a Partner at Moxie Media.  He formerly led WinPower Strategies up until recently when joined Moxie, a firm he was a partner at over...Read More

Senators clash on property tax relief and Rainy Day funding

The Senate passed an amendment this afternoon to SB 6614, a bill related to school funding. The amendment changes the timeline for property tax relief...Read More