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Secretary John Kerry visits Olympia in support of Inslee’s carbon tax

Former Secretary of State John Kerry joined Governor Inslee and legislators in Olympia today in support of Governor Inslee’s carbon tax. Kerry spent the day...Read More

Morning Wire: Amazon, Medicaid, Bill cutoff

We have a number of topics for your review today related to the politics, policies and political economy of Washington State.  Our goal is to...Read More

As deadline nears, a flurry of bills pass in the House and Senate

With the Wednesday deadline for bills to pass in their house of origin, a flood of bills passed out of the House and Senate over...Read More

Senate passes automatic voter registration

OLYMPIA – On Saturday, the Senate passed legislation introduced by Sen. Sam Hunt, D-Olympia, to implement automatic voter registration at Washington state agencies. “Voting is...Read More

Senate passes ban on invasive species Atlantic salmon net pens

OLYMPIA – Yesterday the Senate passed Sen. Kevin Ranker’s legislation to permanently ban commercial net pens used for farming invasive Atlantic salmon in Washington state...Read More

State House approves McCabe bill to help identify missing Native American women

A bill that would help identify missing Native American women unanimously passed the state House today. House Bill 2951 would require the Washington State Patrol (WSP)...Read More

Republican leadership unimpressed with scaled back version of Inslee’s carbon tax

Last week, a slightly scaled back version of Governor Inslee’s carbon tax bill passed out of the Senate Environment, Energy and Technology committee. While the...Read More

Programs assisting homeless and foster youth in college move forward in Olympia

With Tuesday marking the deadline for bills to pass out of fiscal committees, two bills that provide education opportunities for students experiencing homelessness made it...Read More

Bill to move the presidential primary could increase Washington’s influence in primary races

At the end of January, a bill to move Washington State’s presidential primary to the second Tuesday in March, up from the fourth Tuesday in...Read More

Morning Wire: Reproductive parity, 8th CD, oil drilling

We are about as many years away from the Berlin Wall coming down as the Wall itself stood erect. We are about as far from...Read More