Answering your questions about WA Cares, a first-in-the-nation long-term care benefit

Dear neighbors,   The WA Cares Fund is the next step in social safety programs that make long-term care affordable for you and your family. Workers contribute about 58 cents for every $100... READ MORE

An update on insurance rates

Dear neighbors,  Washington state’s Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) recently issued an emergency rule to prevent credit scores from being used to determine insurance premiums.   This might mean a change in... READ MORE

Tharinger: Record-breaking construction budget will rebuild economy

$6.3 billion budget invests in education, broadband, housing and essential infrastructure OLYMPIA—The new state capital budget will invest a historic $6.3 billion toward school construction, housing, environmental projects and other... READ MORE

House passes Climate Commitment Act to reduce carbon emissions

OLYMPIA – The House passed the Climate Commitment Act, landmark legislation to reduce carbon emissions and set Washington on a path to meet its statutory goal of net-zero emissions by... READ MORE

House passes historic construction budget to rebuild economy and invest in broadband 

OLYMPIA—On April 2, the House of Representatives passed its proposed Capital Budget, also known as the state’s construction budget. The proposal, sponsored by House Capital Budget Chair Steve Tharinger (D-Port Townsend), would fund $5.7 billion... READ MORE