Upcoming Conference | 2018 Re-Wire Policy Conference, Dec 13, 2018 Register

Sports betting: Would it hurt or help Washington’s horse-racing industry?

When the U.S. Supreme Court held the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) unconstitutional in May 2018, it left the decision whether or not...Read More

Commissioner Franz Lays Out $90 Million Request for Orca, Salmon Habitat

Today, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz announced a nearly $90 million package of aquatic habitat protections and improvements to be carried out by the...Read More

Labor & Commerce Nov 2018

Now accepting comment: workplace sexual harassment model policy, procedures, and best practices

Since July 2018, a stakeholder work group has been brainstorming and work-shopping model sexual harassment policies, procedures, and best practices for Washington workplaces. Drafts of...Read More

A lawsuit, a “sanctuary city,” and a White House petition challenge I-1639

When Washington voters approved I-1639, the state’s expansive gun safety initiative, by nearly 60 percent, it seemed it was only a matter of time before...Read More

A DC lobbyist’s take on the midterms

Washington DC lobbyist Bruce Mehlman recently published a slide deck detailing his interpretation of the 2018 midterm election results. He breaks down the election overall,...Read More

PDC making more progress on case work this fiscal year

One of the main goals of House Bill 2938, which was signed into law earlier this year, was to streamline the process followed by the...Read More

Senate Republicans announce package of affordable-housing bills

In the 2019 session, Washington State Senate Republicans plan to present a package of — at this point — 17 bills they say would ultimately...Read More


Morning Wire:  Sen. Andy Billig, election update, Sen. Joe Fain

We are still sorting through the lessons of last Tuesday’s election, so we’ve captured a number of stories for you below. Much is from our...Read More

Sorting through the State House election results

In talking with members of both House caucuses over the last week, as well as other election observers, the 2018 midterm elections appear to have...Read More

Sen. Billig

Billig elected Senate Majority Leader

TUKWILA – Sen. Andy Billig, D-Spokane, will be the new Senate Majority Leader in the Washington State Senate, following a vote among Senate Democrats on...Read More