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Guest post: A smile and legacy to bridge the political divide

A tribute to Hunter Goodman, former Secretary of the Washington State Senate, who passed away on April 17, 2019....Read More

Unique partnership gets extension for water planning in the Walla Walla Basin

Washington Gov. Inslee signed a bill into law Friday that will extend the Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership for two more years, after the bipartisan...Read More

Why didn’t the death penalty bill see the House floor?

Two takes on why a bill to eliminate the death penalty didn't make it to the House floor this year....Read More

House passes Senate’s comprehensive opioid bill

On Wednesday, the Washington State House passed a comprehensive bill aimed at addressing the statewide opioid epidemic. The bill, which came at the request of...Read More

Senators introduce a bill to impose “a tax on wealth inequality”

A bill that dropped Wednesday would impose a tax on Washington employers for each employee earning over $1 million. The bill, which is sponsored by...Read More

The two sides on this session’s Janus bill

Depending on who you talk to, the bill either brings the state into compliance with the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus decision from last year, or...Read More

Morning Wire: Race for leader, Clean energy, Session by the numbers

Some of the most important topics in Washington State politics this week....Read More

Op-ed: WA is One Floor Vote Away from a Pathway to Universal Healthcare

Washington State is facing a health care crisis. This crisis affects every facet of our society, as individuals and businesses alike are shouldered with the...Read More

House passes bill to protect immigrant workers

Washington’s House passed a bill (SB 5497) aimed at protecting immigrants in Washington off the floor Friday in a 57-38 vote....Read More

Senate unanimously passes school safety bill

The Washington Senate voted unanimously Friday to pass a bill with the goal to increase safety at schools across the state. The bill, which had...Read More