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Update on remote testimony

I had my first opportunity yesterday to use the state’s new remote testimony procedures. The process exceeded my expectations. I was testifying on SB 5096 (9%...Read More

The changing media landscape in America

The nature of the local and national media landscape continues to be buffeted by economic, social and political pressures. From social media eroding revenue to...Read More

In final meeting of House Innovation, Technology & Economic Development Committee, members lay out 2021 legislative agenda

The House Innovation, Technology & Economic Development (ITED) Committee offered a preview of their 2021 legislative agenda at a work session this week. The work...Read More

Amazon doubles quarterly profits: An economist, a policy researcher, and a historian react

Amazon’s profits soared to $5.2 billion in the second quarter, doubling its bottom line from the same quarter a year ago. The company’s net sales...Read More

Jinkins & Wilcox discuss their main takeaways from the 2020 session

House Speaker Laurie Jinkins and Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox sat down for separate interviews today with Mike McClanahan of TVW to discuss their main takeaways...Read More

Q&A: TVW President Renee Radcliff Sinclair on the network’s past, present and future

Renee Radcliff Sinclair is gearing up for two anniversaries at the moment. Next week it will be five years since she became President and CEO...Read More

Senate passes Carlyle’s Washington Privacy Act

The Washington Senate today overwhelmingly approved the Washington Privacy Act, one of the nation’s strongest consumer data privacy protection measures. Based on global standards and...Read More

Senate Bill 5811 moves from Senate floor to House Environment & Energy Committee

More than a month after passing in the Senate, Senate Bill 5811 got its day in the House Environment & Energy Committee for a public...Read More

Privacy and technology bills to watch this session

State legislators are taking steps this session to implement rules governing the use of new technology by companies, governments, and law enforcement agencies.  Bills are...Read More

Boehnke pushes for Space Academy in Washington

Rep. Matt Boehnke sponsored two bills this session that would expand economic and educational opportunities in the emerging space sector, which would capitalize on the...Read More