Published on August 16, 2017

Earlier this month, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), a bipartisan organization that provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues, selected Speaker Pro-Tem Tina Orwall (D-Des Moines) as co-chair… READ MORE

Published on August 7, 2017

Should Washington allocate $1 billion for new public school construction and $800 million for colleges and universities, or should we put all those construction projects on hold? That seems like a silly question.  Washington state is growing fast, and we… READ MORE

Published on July 27, 2017

OLYMPIA – The Milbank Memorial Fund and the Reforming State Group have selected state Rep. Nicole Macri to participate in the 2017-18 Emerging Leaders Program. The Fund, established in 1905, designed the program to help legislators gain skills and policy tools… READ MORE

Published on July 21, 2017

OLYMPIA— After months of negotiations ended with no solution to address the contentious issue of water rights and rural development in response to the Supreme Court ruling known as the Hirst decision, Rep. Derek Stanford (D-Bothell) and Rep. Larry Springer… READ MORE

Published on July 20, 2017

With a rise in violent gang activity in South King County over the last year, state lawmakers sought and secured funding in the new state budget to help prevent street gangs, especially among young people. Sen. Joe Fain of Auburn… READ MORE

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