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Wire Insider: Rep. Andrew Barkis

Rep. Andrew Barkis represents the 2nd Legislative District. He serves as the Ranking Member in the House Transportation Committee and is also a member of...Read More

Senate releases capital budget

The Senate Ways & Means Committee released the 2020 capital budget this week, highlighting $268 million worth of capital projects for the 2019-21 biennium, $59...Read More

Bills clear their house of origin on Wednesday

Several bills cleared the House and the Senate ahead of Wednesday’s “House of Origin” cutoff., As each chamber moves forward in considering bills the other...Read More

Revenue forecast balloons to more than $600 million this biennium

The Washington State Economic & Revenue Forecast Council approved and adopted its latest revenue forecast for the state today, pointing to similar figures they saw...Read More

Senate bills passed Tuesday target criminal justice, health care

Several bills passed in the Senate Tuesday, covering a wide array of issues related to criminal justice, health care and families on public assistance. These...Read More

Morning Wire: Bernie Sanders & Pete Buttigieg, Wire Insiders, 16th District Senate race

After months of facilitating health policy conferences around the west coast, editing, and writing for the Wire and our sister site State of Reform, DJ Wilson...Read More

Senate passes bills increasing Medicaid rates

A bill passed Monday by the Washington State Senate would expand access to Washington’s health care system by increasing Medicaid rates. Senate Bill 6676, sponsored...Read More

Rundown of bills passed on Monday

The legislature passed a slew of bills Monday that address a wide range of issues from bottled water to protections for in-home caregivers to sentencing...Read More

Bernie Sanders and local surrogates rally Washington supporters in Tacoma

Senator Bernie Sanders held a campaign rally in Tacoma on Monday evening. Seattle U.S. Rep. and National Health Policy Chair for the Sanders campaign, Pramila...Read More

Lobbyists highlight important policy issues this session

As the legislative session reaches its halfway point, the lobbying and political advocacy sphere continues to keep its eye on a variety of policy issues...Read More