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Political strategists weigh in on campaigning during COVID-19

With the statewide “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order extended until May 4th—with the chance of another extension not unlikely—it has become clear that political campaigns...Read More

Heck files to run for Lieutentant Governor

Learn to trust the Wire. On March 19th, in reporting that Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib would not run for re-election, I flagged a few names...Read More

Inslee reduces new spending in supplemental operating budget by $445 million

Gov. Jay Inslee signed the 2020 supplemental operating and capital budgets on Friday afternoon, vetoing $445 million in new spending. Since the Legislature approved the...Read More

Wyman calls for appropriation of emergency funds for 2020 elections

With the COVID-19 pandemic and its concomitant social distancing measures wearing on, Secretary of State Kim Wyman wrote a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee and...Read More

Small employers are in crisis with half saying they’ll have to shut down in less than 2 months without help

The NFIB Research Center’s latest survey on the current impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on small business shows continued deterioration of the small business sector....Read More

Caregiving in the era of COVID-19

Even in ordinary times, the more than 840,000 unpaid family caregivers in Washington State face a daunting set of daily tasks. Oftentimes with little or...Read More

Inslee and DFI urge assistance for homeowners unable to make mortgage payments

Gov. Jay Inslee and Charlie Clark, director of the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) announced yesterday that the state is exploring options for...Read More

Morning Wire: Steve Hobbs, Ann Davison Sattler, COVID-19

It is good to see Washington State move down the list of states with the highest number of COVID infections. We were first; now we’re seventh....Read More

New federal bill to mitigate COVID-19’s economic impact: Three things for Washingtonians to know

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a major piece of federal legislation designed to mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19, is a critical first step to providing expanded unemployment assistance,...Read More

Q&A: Ann Davison Sattler wants to bring political balance to the Lt. Governor’s office

Attorney Ann Davison Sattler is running for Lt. Governor to bring political balance to Olympia, which she believes is lacking. Sattler ran a spirited race...Read More