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Agencies outline spending priorities and potential cuts in operating budget proposals

State agencies and higher education institutions submitted their 2021-23 operating budget requests to the Office of Financial Management (OFM) last week outlining priorities for spending...Read More

Video: 2020 OSPI General Election Debate

On Thursday, September 17th, the Washington State Wire hosted a virtual debate between the general election candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction: Chris Reykdal and...Read More

Discrepancy found in OSPI candidate Maia Espinoza’s voters’ guide statement

In May, Maia Espinoza, a general election candidate for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), submitted a voters’ guide candidate statement to the...Read More

Political considerations entwined in disputes over Kalama Methanol plant

State Senator Dean Takko’s statement was unequivocal: With this report, the Department of Ecology has proven once again that the Kalama Methanol facility will result...Read More

Loren Culp and Republican candidates pitch their campaigns to voters at Redmond rally

Republican gubernatorial nominee Loren Culp made an appearance in the city of Redmond recently for a campaign rally. The second stop in a series of...Read More

“Day-to-day” issues expected to tip the scales in tight 10th LD general election contests

After competitive primaries for all three of its seats, Washington’s 10th Legislative District is proving to be one of the state’s most closely divided swing...Read More

Putting summertime election polling in context

Labor Day is just a week away, and with that comes what many consider to be the final sprint toward the general election. August’s Republican...Read More

Inslee endorses challenger to Democratic incumbent in 5th LD

Over the weekend, Jay Inslee took the unusual step of publicly endorsing a Democratic challenger to a Democratic incumbent senator. In the 5th LD, incumbent...Read More

OSPI General Election debate slated for September 17th

Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal and his general election challenger, Maia Espinoza, will face off on September 17th in a debate hosted by...Read More

Rule change issued to require First Class ballot mailings at least 15 days before Election Day

In coordination with Washington’s 39 county election officials, the Office of the Secretary of State Wednesday issued an emergency rule change that requires county officials...Read More