Virtual Conversation | 2021 Re-Wire Policy Conference, Dec 15, 2021 Register

Child care task force issues legislative recommendations

A new set of recommendations was released by the Washington State Child Care Collaborative Task Force, designed to address high costs and a lack of...Read More

Rep. Alex Ramel considering community land trust legislation next session

In 2003, before Alex Ramel was elected to represent the 40th Legislative District in the Washington State House, he was a single parent looking to...Read More

Morning Wire: Q&A w/Rep. Jesse Johnson, Census data by CD, Back to school takeaways

If you’ve been reading the Wire over the past several weeks, you’ve probably seen my byline pop up a few times, so I might as...Read More

Re-districting Washington’s Congressional districts: 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 8th

With census data now out by Congressional district, we can start thinking through possible shifts in the maps of the 10 members of Congress representing...Read More

WSAC recommends $250 million grant program for post-high school education

The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) settled on funding recommendations on Monday to try and meet its goal of getting 70% of the state’s residents...Read More

$70 million allocated for Chehalis Basin flood, habitat improvements

The Chehalis Basin Board voted on Aug. 16 to approve a two-year spending plan totaling $70 million for its basinwide strategy.  The plan lays out...Read More

Tacoma, WA lawmakers urge Sec. Blinken to expedite visas for Afghan translators

The swift collapse of the U.S.-backed government in Afghanistan in recent weeks has prompted the Tacoma City Council, state Legislators and Members of Congress to...Read More

Three takeaways from back-to-school guidance

Students are preparing to return to classrooms across Washington State in the coming months as the Delta variant continues to drive up infections. The state...Read More

Ruling on capital gains tax lawsuits expected next week

It’s not really a question of if Washington’s capital gains tax will end up in front of the state Supreme Court, only a matter of...Read More

Q&A: Rep. Jesse Johnson on police reform

Last session was a watershed moment for the police reform movement in Washington State. Two key pieces of legislation passed: HB 1310 created new use...Read More