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Q&A: What DCYF Secretary Ross Hunter is seeing amid the pandemic

It is hard to match the level of institutional knowledge possessed by Ross Hunter, Secretary of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). Before...Read More

Legislators and Advocates discuss progressive revenue bills ahead of fiscal committees cutoff

In conjunction with the fiscal cutoff for legislative committees today, a panel held by Balance Our Tax Code convened a group of House Democrats and...Read More

The 14 bills passed by the Senate this week

During three days of floor action this week, the Senate passed 14 bills. Two of those bills have already passed the House and are on...Read More

Freshman Representative Jessica Bateman on the intersection between health and housing

Representative Jessica Bateman is a newcomer this year in the House, but she is no stranger to politics in Olympia. From 2012 to 2015, she...Read More

Durkan, Best and Juneau discuss the ups and downs of serving as women in public leadership

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, Former Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best, and Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Denise Juneau met Wednesday to discuss the ups and downs...Read More

Advocates say ranked choice voting will restore trust in democracy; Secretary of State’s Office opposes it

At a Wednesday House Appropriations Committee hearing, the Secretary of State’s Office testified in opposition to a bill that would permit the use of ranked...Read More

Op-ed: Why Direct Cash is a Critical Mental Health Strategy

During this past year of global health crises and economic pressure, we have seen a growing awareness of the importance of mental health. For many,...Read More

State Chief Information Officer James Weaver departs for North Carolina

WaTech Director and State Chief Information Officer James Weaver announced Wednesday he is resigning his post with the state of Washington to lead North Carolina’s...Read More

A bill on COVID liability protections for health care providers makes it through to Senate Rules

Senate Bill 5271 passed through the Senate Law and Justice committee and on to Senate Rules Thursday. This bill would provide liability protections to providers...Read More

Senators debate the capacity of minors to provide informed consent for abortion services

A bill that updates language in Washington State’s guardianship laws passed on Tuesday after Senators debated an amendment which sought to prevent minors from receiving...Read More