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Politics

Highlights from the Legislature’s transportation budget

The Legislature passed a $9.98 billion, 2019-21 transportation budget Sunday — the final day of the 2019 session — on a 49-0 vote in the...Read More

House Democrats will select new speaker this summer

The state House Democratic Caucus will meet July 31 to select a replacement for Speaker Frank Chopp, who is stepping aside after 20 years in...Read More

Minnick: Run, Fergie, Run!

A column from Chad Minnick, President of the Minnick Group, on Bob Ferguson running for governor....Read More

Morning Wire: Sen. Maureen Walsh, death penalty bill, Rep. Matt Shea

Some of the most important topics in Washington State politics, written with smart brevity, for your quick read....Read More

WSNA reacts to Sen. Walsh’s comment that nurses at critical access hospitals “probably play cards”

“We know that Sen. Walsh has apologized for the remarks there, and we understand that she said she was tired and she made a mistake,”...Read More

Transportation budget clears Senate

The 2019-21 Transportation budget cleared the Senate on Thursday with unanimous support....Read More

Update features stronger-than-expected revenue growth

Based on the strong revenue numbers, the Council revised its revenue forecast upward by $307 million for the 2017-19 biennium and $554 million for the...Read More

STATEMENT: Congressman Denny Heck on Possible Diversion of Joint Base Lewis-McChord Funds to Pay for Proposed Border Wall

Today the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) confirmed that four military projects in Washington state could be cut in order to fund a border wall....Read More

Wyble: Could Jay Inslee be President?

Could Governor Jay Inslee be the next President of the United States? I hear some skepticism, because our Washington is a long way from the...Read More

Wire Insider: Tim Eyman, political activist

Tim Eyman is a political activist. He joins us as a “Wire Insider” to discuss taxes and the influence of Democrats in the legislature. “Democrats...Read More