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Morning Wire: Coronavirus, Session takeaways, Inslee’s leadership

Like most folks, we are working from home starting at the end of last week. My kids are figuring out how to manage online learning,...Read More

Budget notes: the devil is in the detail

The budget is a big document that moves quickly at the end of session. Few have access to the totality of the 814-page document until...Read More

14 state legislators leaving their seats in 2021

As of now, 14 Washington State legislators are either retiring from the Legislature or running for another public office. Seven House Democrats will be leaving...Read More

Inslee will sign executive proclamation tonight ushering in new public health directives

Governor Inslee, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and King County Public Health Officer Jeff Duchin spoke at a press conference today to update the public...Read More

Rep. Christine Kilduff announces that she will not seek re-election in the 28th Legislative District

Representative Christine Kilduff, D-University Place, announced today that she will not seek re-election to her seat in the 28th Legislative District. She will complete her...Read More

2020 session sees some environmental progress, but Senate fails to pass two major climate bills

Washington’s Environmental Priorities Coalition (EPC), that represents more than 20 statewide organizations, noted some environmental progress in 2020. Two of four 2020 EPC Priorities passed...Read More

Jinkins & Wilcox discuss their main takeaways from the 2020 session

House Speaker Laurie Jinkins and Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox sat down for separate interviews today with Mike McClanahan of TVW to discuss their main takeaways...Read More

Staffer in Sen. Cantwell’s D.C. office tests positive for COVID-19

A staffer in Sen. Maria Cantwell’s Washington D.C. office has tested positive for COVID-19. It is the first known case of COVID-19 confirmed on Capitol...Read More

Senate and House agree on 2020 supplemental operating budget

Lawmakers in the House and Senate today unveiled a $1 billion, 2020 supplemental operating budget. At the center of the budget is a $160 million...Read More

Gov. Inslee rolls out more COVID-19 protective measures Wednesday

Gov. Jay Inslee rolled out more measures to combat the growing threat of coronavirus in a press conference on Wednesday, including a ban on gatherings...Read More