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Morning Wire: Reichert for Gov?, Seattle Seahawks, Rep. Joe Schmick

The purpose of the Washington State Wire is to provide smart, strategic content with thoughtful brevity. We create original content, and we lean on the...Read More

Public policy, the will of the voters, and the Seattle Seahawks

“Across all demographics, the 12s are contagious. It’s for everybody.” In this quote, King County Council member Jeanne Kohl-Welles was reflecting on the role of...Read More

Four reasons Dave Reichert runs for governor in 2020, and four reasons he won’t

Republican Congressman Dave Reichert’s recent announcement of retirement from Congress has gotten a number of folks thinking about his open seat.  The 8th CD voted...Read More

What advice did Governor receive on B&O tax cut veto?

There were many twists and turns during this year’s record 193 day legislative session. Perhaps none was as surprising or shocking than the Governor vetoing a B&O...Read More

Podcast: Rep. Joe Schmick on Washington State Policy and Politics

Now that’s the nicest way I’ve ever heard anyone say ‘You’re a bold-faced liar.’ Representative Joe Schmick (R-Colfax) tells us the story behind that comment,...Read More

Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon on settlement of PSE rate case

Statement by Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (D-Burien), chairman of the House Environment Committee, on settlement of PSE rate case: I congratulate Puget Sound Energy, the Sierra Club,...Read More

Dhingra holds lead over Englund in new poll

A poll conducted by Myers Research | Strategic Services shows that Democratic candidate Manka Dhingra has a double-digit lead over her Republican opponent Jinyoung Englund....Read More

City of Tacoma files suit against three of top prescription opioid manufacturers

The City of Tacoma has filed suit against Purdue, Endo and Janssen, three of the biggest manufacturers of prescription opioids in the United States. The...Read More

AWB bus tour to celebrate manufacturers

Watch for a big, vinyl-wrapped bus rolling through your community soon. The Association of Washington Business (AWB) is hitting the road to celebrate Washington manufacturers...Read More

Washington keeps strong bond rating

State Treasurer Duane Davidson announced today that the three national debt rating agencies have reviewed Washington’s financial situation and have confirmed the existing ratings for...Read More

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