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Infrastructure

Hobbs’s $17 billion transportation package gets public hearing

Senator Steve Hobbs’s ambitious 10-year transportation plan had its public hearing on Thursday afternoon in the Senate Transportation Committee. The funding plan, which Hobbs is...Read More

Norwegian delegates visit Seattle to discuss electric ferry conversions

A Norwegian delegation visited Seattle last week to tour Washington’s ferry system and discuss opportunities for collaboration in the clean maritime transportation and shipping sector....Read More

Legislature passes 2018 Transportation budget, awaits governor’s signature

This press release was provided by the Washington Senate Democrats.  OLYMPIA – Modest but critical investments in Washington’s ferry system, State Patrol and a creative...Read More

Interview with Lori Augino, Washington State Director of Elections, on Russia hacking attempts and modernizing state elections systems

Recently, the Washington State Secretary of State released a statement that the Department of Homeland Security had notified the office that Washington State was one...Read More

Congressional Democrats investing in job creation, infrastructure

Representative Pramila Jayapal, along with the other co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus introduced a bold infrastructure proposal yesterday, entitled 21st Century New Deal for...Read More

Bill that would undo the Hirst Decision held up in committee

A bill that would effectively nullify a 2016 court decision that put the onus on counties to determine whether there’s enough water to drill an...Read More

Some Washington lawmakers pushing to make internet a public utility

While Seattle is effectively positioning itself as a hub for innovation in the emerging technology industry, some rural Washington counties are still struggling to get...Read More

Erin Fenner

Could Washington be a home to virtual reality tech?

Washington is positioned to lead a tech boom with an emphasis on virtual reality technology, a group of virtual reality leaders told the House Technology...Read More

$15B Transportation Package Clears First Test as Lt. Gov. Sweeps Aside 2/3rds Rule

A $15 billion transportation package that funds a slew of major to medium-sized transportation projects in Washington state with an 11.7-cent gas tax increase cleared...Read More

The Green Sheet for March 2 – All Eyes on Owen

All attention at the Capitol will be focused on Lt. Gov. Brad Owen’s office Monday morning, anticipating his ruling on the transportation package that was barreling toward...Read More