Upcoming Conference | 2019 Re-Wire Policy Conference, Dec 10, 2019 Register

Schoesler welcomes new Senator from 10th Legislative District

Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, released the following statement welcoming Ron Muzzall, R-Oak Harbor, to the Senate as the new senator from the 10th Legislative...Read More

Unleash the regulatory stranglehold on Washington’s businesses

In his first Inaugural Address on Jan. 20, 1981, President Ronald Reagan noted that growth of government jeopardizes what we as Americans hold to be...Read More

Jim Boldt: Environmental/Health Justice? What, Where and Why No Definition?

A proviso in the 2019-2021 biennial operating budget directs the Governor’s Inter-agency Council on Health Disparities to convene and staff an Environmental Justice Task Force...Read More

Morning Wire: Legislators on the move, Sports betting, Universal health care

We release our Topical Agenda this week for the 2019 Re-Wire Policy Conference coming up on December 10th. We'd be thrilled to have you register...Read More

MLB and state gambling commission meet for sports betting talks

The Washington State Gambling Commission and legal representatives from Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Seattle Mariners met recently to discuss sports betting in Washington...Read More

Rep. Sherry Appleton to retire from Legislature at end of current term

State Rep. Sherry Appleton, the senior member of the 23rd-district legislative team, has announced her intention to retire from the state House of Representatives at...Read More

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency releases draft of clean fuel standard

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) has released a clean fuel standard draft rule that would apply to transportation fuels supplied or sold in...Read More

Freedom Foundation’s Nelsen Named to Federal Labor Dispute Panel

Maxford Nelsen, labor policy director for the Olympia, Wash.-based Freedom Foundation, has been appointed by President Donald Trump to fill a seat on the Federal Service Impasses...Read More

Disagreements arise over tax exemption program

In a series of recent letters, state agencies – including the Department of Commerce, Department of Revenue, and the Office of Financial Management – responded...Read More

Universal health care work group holds first meeting

Members of a work group directed to provide recommendations to the Washington State Legislature on how to create, implement, maintain, and fund a universal health...Read More