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Washington’s health care community unites to oppose Medicaid budget cuts

In a series of letters sent to legislators, members of Washington’s health care community have come together to oppose cuts to the state’s Medicaid program...Read More

Sen. Walsh’s statement regarding House Bill 1155

"I want to offer my heartfelt apologies to those I offended with my comments on the Senate floor last Tuesday. I was tired, and in...Read More

WSNA reacts to Sen. Walsh’s comment that nurses at critical access hospitals “probably play cards”

“We know that Sen. Walsh has apologized for the remarks there, and we understand that she said she was tired and she made a mistake,”...Read More

Guest post: A smile and legacy to bridge the political divide

A tribute to Hunter Goodman, former Secretary of the Washington State Senate, who passed away on April 17, 2019....Read More

Unique partnership gets extension for water planning in the Walla Walla Basin

Washington Gov. Inslee signed a bill into law Friday that will extend the Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership for two more years, after the bipartisan...Read More

Why didn’t the death penalty bill see the House floor?

Two takes on why a bill to eliminate the death penalty didn't make it to the House floor this year....Read More

House passes Senate’s comprehensive opioid bill

On Wednesday, the Washington State House passed a comprehensive bill aimed at addressing the statewide opioid epidemic. The bill, which came at the request of...Read More

Senators introduce a bill to impose “a tax on wealth inequality”

A bill that dropped Wednesday would impose a tax on Washington employers for each employee earning over $1 million. The bill, which is sponsored by...Read More

The two sides on this session’s Janus bill

Depending on who you talk to, the bill either brings the state into compliance with the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus decision from last year, or...Read More

Morning Wire: Race for leader, Clean energy, Session by the numbers

Some of the most important topics in Washington State politics this week....Read More