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Sen. Karen Keiser answers questions about SB 5061 ahead of floor vote

Senate Bill 5061, a bill that would prevent a drastic increase in unemployment taxes for businesses and increase the minimum weekly unemployment benefit for workers,...Read More

Sen. Hobbs is trying to lift pause on highway projects in in his district

Sen. Steve Hobbs (D-Lake Stevens) says he is working with the governor’s office to lift the temporary pause on three highway projects in Snohomish County....Read More

Senate Health and Long Term Care committee hears testimony on SB 5020: “Rx Drug Price Increases”

The Senate Health and Long Term Care committee heard testimony Friday on SB 5020, also called “Rx Drug Price Increases.”  Most testified that the goal...Read More

Morning Wire: How WA is doing, Rep. Alex Ybarra, COVID relief packages

It’s hard to believe we’re in the third week of session. While I’ve been covering the goings-on through a computer screen and a corded phone, the...Read More

What the data says about how we are doing in Washington State

What the data says about how we are doing in Washington State during a pandemic...Read More

Democratic leaders provide updates on their covid relief package

At a media briefing Monday, Senate and House Democratic leaders provided updates regarding their $2.2 billion COVID-19 relief package. Calling it “Step One for Washington’s...Read More

Labor advocates are concerned with SB 5061 in its current form

There is concern among labor advocates that SB 5061 — a bill that would provide unemployment insurance tax relief for businesses and increase the minimum...Read More

Q&A: Rep. Alex Ybarra breaks down the “Public Broadband Act”

Rep. Alex Ybarra (R – Quincy) is sponsoring the “Public Broadband Act” with Rep. Drew Hansen (D – Bainbridge Island) – a bill that would...Read More

Former Inslee staffer appointed to EPA leadership team

Casey Katims, former Director of Federal and Inter-State Affairs for Washington Governor Jay Inslee, is among a group of members joining the U.S. Environmental Protection...Read More

Senate Health and Long-term Care committee hears testimony on SB 5052: “Health Equity Zones”

The Senate Health and Long Term Care committee heard testimony on SB 5052 on Monday. This bill would require the Washington State Department of Health...Read More