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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

Doglio running to return to Legislature

Former state Rep. Beth Doglio is seeking a return to the state House. Doglio, an Olympia Democrat, gave up her seat in 2020 to run...Read More

Minor tweaks mark the end (maybe) of troubled redistricting process

Barring a successful court challenge, Washington’s latest round of redistricting is in the books.  The Senate voted Tuesday to approve House Concurrent Resolution 4407, which...Read More

Herrera-Beutler’s challengers may cancel one another out

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera-Beutler’s political problems this year are all to the right over her impeachment vote against Trump. The Republican incumbent in Southwest Washington’s 3rd...Read More