Politics

Inslee’s supplemental budget: school funding, mental health services, and an upcoming carbon pricing plan

In a press conference on Thursday, Governor Inslee laid out the details of his proposed 2018 supplemental budget. Funding basic education was a key priority...Read More

Sen. Slade Gorton and Rob McKenna talk Trump impeachment

At our first annual Re-Wire Policy Conference, we had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Senator Slade Gorton and former Washington Attorney General...Read More

Gov. Inslee writes opposition letter to HR 3144, Sen. Sheldon calls it “unfathomable”

On Tuesday, Governor Inslee wrote a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Committee on Natural Resources and the Subcommittee on Water,...Read More

Over 30 bills already introduced during pre-filing period

With the beginning of the pre-filing period on Monday, members of the House and Senate have already introduced over thirty bills. Here’s a quick look...Read More

Inslee elected Chair of Democratic Governors Association

The Democratic Governors Association (DGA) elected Gov. Inslee as their new Chair on Monday. Inslee has served as the DGA Vice Chair since December 2016,...Read More

Morning Wire: Homelessness, Climate Change, Rep. Noel Frame

We are gearing up for our 2017 Re-Wire Policy Conference next week with one of the most impressive, bi-partisan lists of speakers of any conference...Read More

Senate Republican Caucus announces 2018 committee appointments

 The Senate Republican Caucus today announced its appointments to the 2018 Senate committees. “Our members are anxious to get the session started and will continue...Read More

Sen. Murray’s remarks opposing tax bill during Senate Committee hearing

By a 12-11 vote along the party-line, the Senate Budget Committee voted to advance the Senate tax bill this afternoon. Senator Murray was a key...Read More

Inslee signs memorandum of understanding with Italy’s Umbria Region

Gov. Jay Inslee, while visiting Italy this week, met with President Catiuscia Marini of the Umbria Region, Deputy Mayor Michele Fioroni of Perugia –one of Seattle’s...Read More

Reeves receives “Legislator of the Year” for veterans work

State Representative Kristine Reeves (D-Federal Way) was honored this past weekend for work supporting veterans and their families in her role as a state lawmaker....Read More