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Republican leaders discuss legislative goals for 2021 session

Leaders from the House and Senate Republican Caucuses — House Minority Leader JT Wilcox, Senate Minority Leader John Braun, House Minority Floor Leader Jacquelin Maycumber,...Read More

Democratic leaders discuss legislative goals for 2021 session

Leaders from the House and Senate Democratic Caucuses — Speaker Laurie Jinkins, Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig, House Majority Floor Leader Monica Stonier, and Senate...Read More

Q&A: Denny Heck looks ahead to his first term as Lieutenant Governor

Lieutenant Governor-Elect Denny Heck will be sworn in as the 17th Lieutenant Governor of Washington on Wednesday. Heck will preside over a Senate convening under...Read More

Legislators talk geography, politics and cultural divides in Washington State

A bipartisan panel of legislators convened at the 2020 Re-Wire Policy Conference to discuss the impact of geography and cultural divides on the politics of...Read More

Q&A: Secretary of State Kim Wyman on President Trump, the state of American Democracy and the Republican Party

The Washington Post reported that on Saturday, January 2, 2021, President Donald Trump spent an hour on the phone with Georgia Secretary of State Brad...Read More

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

Far-right group threatens to occupy the Capitol

A far-right group based in Washington State has announced plans to occupy Capitol facilities at the upcoming legislative session, which is scheduled to begin on...Read More

Schrier and McMorris Rodgers win coveted spots on US House Energy and Commerce Committee

Washington Congresswomen Kim Schrier (8th CD) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (5th CD) will both serve on the exclusive House Energy and Commerce Committee for the...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