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The Sunday Observer: An initiative strategy from the right for sweeping change

We’re hearing from operatives on both sides of the aisle that this is likely to be a big year for Republican candidates for the Legislature,...Read More

Washington advances in push for early Democratic presidential primary

The Washington State Democratic Party is a finalist for one of the early dates on the 2024 presidential primary calendar. Per a news release from...Read More

The Sunday Observer: More on the folding of the capital gains tax repeal initiative

In a highly unusual move, the most high-profile ballot initiative campaign in Washington this year, the challenge to the capital gains tax, quietly folded last...Read More

Capital gains tax repeal campaign folds

The ballot initiative campaign to repeal Washington’s capital gains tax has quietly folded for the year.  A spokesman for Repeal the Capital Gain Income Tax,...Read More

A bloodless victory in Eastern Washington

If you think of politics as a kind of permanent war without actual bloodshed, then the most famous line from Sun Tzu’s “The Art of...Read More

Political implications of the upcoming abortion ruling

Assuming Politico’s blockbuster scoop¹ on the Big Supremes’ upcoming ruling striking down Roe v. Wade stands up, not that much actually changes on the ground in...Read More

OpEd: Economic and policy experts argue against repealing the capital gains tax

Editor’s Note: We enjoy hosting a robust debate here at the Washington State Wire. The capital gains tax enacted by the Legislature last year, and...Read More

From The Observer: Trump endorsement doesn’t equal cash for Culp

Donald Trump’s endorsement didn’t do much to enliven failed gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp’s dwindling ability to squeeze money out of his base of small conservative...Read More

House Republicans target the 44th District

A little while back, one of our better sources slipped us the link to an online poll. It only took a glance to tell what...Read More

Redistricting commission settles open-meeting lawsuits, accepts token punishment

In the latest chapter of the state’s tortured redistricting process, the Washington Redistricting Commission agreed to settle two lawsuits that challenged its redrawn maps of congressional...Read More