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Politics

Sen. O’Ban to pre-file bill banning local income taxes

In light of the Washington State Court of Appeals’ ruling on Seattle’s proposed graduated income tax, Sen. Steve O’Ban announced his intent to pre-file a...Read More

Q&A with Rep. Davina Duerr, Washington’s newest legislator

Representative Davina Duerr was appointed to the Washington State Legislature to represent the 1st LD at the beginning of July. She takes over the position...Read More

Q&A: Rep. June Robinson on health care, homelessness, and the House Speaker election

Representative June Robinson represents Washington’s 38th Legislative District in Snohomish County. She serves as both a member of the House Health Care & Wellness Committee...Read More

Stanford appointed 1st Legislative District senator

Derek Stanford was unanimously appointed state senator for the 1st Legislative District this morning at a joint meeting of the King and Snohomish County councils...Read More

Mona Das: meetings in the legislature full of “hate, misogyny, racism and sexism”

Recent remarks from Senator Mona Das describe closed-door meetings in the Legislature as full of "sexism, racism, and misogyny."...Read More

U.S. Rep. Heck introduces bill to rescind Wounded Knee Massacre medals

Last week, U.S. Representative Denny Heck introduced legislation to rescind the 20 Medals of Honor awarded for actions at the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre....Read More

Rep. Drew Hansen opens exploratory committee for Attorney General

Representative Drew Hansen announced his plans to form an exploratory committee to run for Washington State Attorney General....Read More

Inslee’s campaign: The focus, the debates, & the problem

The 2020 Democratic primary race is kicking into high gear with the first debates just around the corner. With that in mind, here’s an update...Read More

Q&A: Sen. Claire Wilson on her first session in the Legislature

Sen. Wilson is the Vice Chair of the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee and serves on the Transportation and Human Services, Reentry &...Read More

Refuse to cooperate with state audit, lose taxing authority

Jason Mercier wrote the following commentary on a recent report from the State Auditor's Office highlighting unauditable governments in Washington....Read More