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Q&A with Majority Floor Leader Rep. Monica Stonier on what’s to come in the 2019 session

The Washington State Wire talked to Rep. Stonier about the task force on improving state funding for school construction, what to expect next session, and...Read More

What You Missed: 2018 Re-Wire Policy Conference

We hosted the 2018 Re-Wire Policy Conference on December 13th in SeaTac. With over 200 attendees, including over 25 elected officials, this event was one...Read More

Speaker Presentations now available from the 2018 Re-Wire Policy Conference

Our 2018 Re-Wire Policy Conference was one of the largest, most diverse convenings of senior executives and policy leaders in the state. It is always...Read More

We’re taking a break

Dear Washington State Wire readers: We’re taking a break from publishing new content at the Washington State Wire for the next couple weeks. We’ll be...Read More

Gov. Inslee announces $675 million plan to “transform” Washington’s behavioral health system

Washington Governor Jay Inslee formally announced a $675 million plan yesterday that aims to guide a transformation of Washington’s behavioral health system as part of...Read More

Spokane County passes transparency resolution for employee collective bargaining

Yesterday, the Spokane County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution which states, it shall be the policy of Spokane County to conduct all collective bargaining...Read More

Morning Wire: Inslee’s clean energy plan, artificial intelligence, Sen. Maureen Walsh

We’re gearing up for the 2018 Re-Wire Policy Conference coming up on Thursday of this week. The event is our primary revenue driver for the Wire, which...Read More

Seattle launching online registration system for short-term rentals

The Department of Finance and Administrative Services announced yesterday the city’s new registration system for short-term rentals will launch on Jan. 2, 2019. The city...Read More

Gov. Inslee’s new clean-energy plan

Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced a package of clean-energy legislation and investments at a press conference yesterday....Read More

Public Records Task Force wraps up recommendations for final report

The Legislative Task Force on Public Records held its final of four meetings Friday and reached agreement -- mostly -- on a list of recommendations...Read More