Upcoming Conference | 2019 Re-Wire Policy Conference, Dec 10, 2019 Register

Politics

How things really work in the legislature

For more than 20 years, the following list of real-life “rules” has been floating through the corridors of the state Legislature, photocopied and handed down...Read More

House Dems pick new leader next week

The House Democrats will caucus next week to select their new leader and presumptive Speaker. This follows Frank Chopp’s announcement that he will be leaving...Read More

Gov. Inslee introduces national health care plan

Governor Jay Inslee released his health care plan for Americans last week, as part of his 2020 presidential candidacy. Key elements of the plan are...Read More

Sen. O’Ban to pre-file bill banning local income taxes

In light of the Washington State Court of Appeals’ ruling on Seattle’s proposed graduated income tax, Sen. Steve O’Ban announced his intent to pre-file a...Read More

Q&A with Rep. Davina Duerr, Washington’s newest legislator

Representative Davina Duerr was appointed to the Washington State Legislature to represent the 1st LD at the beginning of July. She takes over the position...Read More

Q&A: Rep. June Robinson on health care, homelessness, and the House Speaker election

Representative June Robinson represents Washington’s 38th Legislative District in Snohomish County. She serves as both a member of the House Health Care & Wellness Committee...Read More

Stanford appointed 1st Legislative District senator

Derek Stanford was unanimously appointed state senator for the 1st Legislative District this morning at a joint meeting of the King and Snohomish County councils...Read More

Mona Das: meetings in the legislature full of “hate, misogyny, racism and sexism”

Recent remarks from Senator Mona Das describe closed-door meetings in the Legislature as full of "sexism, racism, and misogyny."...Read More

U.S. Rep. Heck introduces bill to rescind Wounded Knee Massacre medals

Last week, U.S. Representative Denny Heck introduced legislation to rescind the 20 Medals of Honor awarded for actions at the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre....Read More

Rep. Drew Hansen opens exploratory committee for Attorney General

Representative Drew Hansen announced his plans to form an exploratory committee to run for Washington State Attorney General....Read More