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Morning Wire: filing week, I-940, artificial intelligence

Changes in Washington's mental health system and early highlights from filing week are featured in this week's Morning Wire....Read More

Inslee, Wyman announce funding for 2018 statewide ballot return postage

Gov. Inslee and Secretary of State Wyman announced they have secured funding for statewide ballot return postage in the 2018 Primary and General Elections....Read More

Three stories on artificial intelligence that highlight the gap between policy and the marketplace

These three stories highlight how far behind our public policy discussions are relative to new technology, a trend likely to continue....Read More

Law enforcement groups support appeal of deadly force initiative court ruling

After a Thurston County Superior Court judge ruled that the passage of Initiative 940 and HB 3003 violated the state constitution, lawyers for the legislature...Read More

Governor Inslee pushes for mental health system transformation

Governor Jay Inslee met with staff and leadership at Western State Hospital to announce a five-year plan to modernize and transform...Read More

Sen. Ericksen says UTC’s carbon cost directive casts doubt on the commission’s credibility

Sen. Ericksen says UTC's recent directive will "artificially increase" utilities' cost calculations and drive up prices for Washington consumers....Read More

Six states join legal battle over development of Millennium Bulk coal terminals

Six states have filed a joint amicus brief in support of the Millennium Bulk coal terminal project in Longview....Read More

Drug overdose deaths continue to climb in King County

Two new reports out of the UW and King County's Public Health Department show drug overdose deaths continuing to rise....Read More

House Democrats vote to suspend Rep. Sawyer’s chairmanship following evidence of workplace misconduct

The HDC has voted to suspend Representative Sawyer from his position as Chair of the Committee on Commerce & Gaming....Read More

Senator Schoesler releases proposed legislation banning head taxes in Washington

Senator Schoesler put forth a proposed bill that would ban employee hours taxes, or “head taxes,” like the one currently up for debate in the...Read More