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“Governor Inslee Integrity Day”?

Jim Boldt, President of Duckabush Communications/Public Affairs, wrote the following commentary on Sen. Baumgartner’s new proposal to designate April 1, “Governor Jay Inslee Integrity Day.”...Read More

In protest, House Republicans refuse to vote on union bill

On Thursday evening, tensions on the House floor reached a breaking point as Republican Representatives refused to vote on a piece of legislation that would...Read More

Senate passes bill advancing effort to achieve equal pay for equal work for all genders

This press release was provided by the Washington Senate Democrats  OLYMPIA — The state Senate took aim at the generations-old practice of pay discrimination by...Read More

Sen. Carlyle says carbon tax is dead in the legislature this year

News broke Thursday afternoon that Governor Inslee’s carbon tax is officially dead this session. In a video posted on Twitter, bill sponsor Senator Carlyle says...Read More

Fortunato announces bill to fund firearm training in schools, Frockt’s gun legislation passes in committee

Even as legislators head into their final weeks of session, new gun legislation and school safety measures continue to roll out in Olympia. Following the...Read More

Vancouver Energy ends effort to build oil terminal along Columbia River

Vancouver Energy has announced it will be ending its four-year pursuit of building the largest oil train terminal in the nation along the Columbia River....Read More

Washington State Voting Rights Act passes the House

OLYMPIA – Today, the Washington House of Representatives passed the Washington Voting Rights Act on a 52-46 vote. This is the sixth time that the...Read More

Morning Wire: Culture trumps strategy, “listen more,” House moves to Senate budget

It is Day 51 of the 60-day session, and folks are tired.  People are ready for the session to get done.  Even the thought of...Read More

Culture trumps strategy, or why legislators failed to learn from the mistakes of Congress

Sometimes, you have to jam something through the legislature. Sometimes you can’t wait to let stakeholders get too engaged, too organized and too mobilized to...Read More

Podcast: Looking Ahead to the 2018 Elections

The 2018 legislative and congressional elections will be some of the most active, high cost, and potentially divisive in recent memory. With midterm elections right...Read More