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OLYMPIA — As eight lawmakers arrived at a conference room early Wednesday for another round of negotiations on public school funding, I welcomed them with… Continue reading
OLYMPIA — After years of futility in targeting the wealthy, House Democrats may have divined an approach to achieve some of the political and financial… Continue reading
OLYMPIA — As the ruling majority in the state Senate, Republicans can bring up pretty much what they want on the floor when they please.… Continue reading
OLYMPIA — The next episode in a political drama sparked by President Donald Trump’s election will take place in a Tacoma office building Friday. There,… Continue reading
OLYMPIA — A vote, up or down, on abolishing the death penalty in Washington. That’s what Attorney General Bob Ferguson wanted on the legislation he… Continue reading
OLYMPIA — This may surprise you but one thing legislative leaders and the governor agree on is that new taxes are needed to help cover… Continue reading
OLYMPIA — Maybe it’s the constitutional scrap incited by the McCleary school funding decision. Maybe it’s the constitutional commotion ignited by President Donald Trump’s travel… Continue reading
OLYMPIA — A bipartisan alliance of lawmakers wants to rewrite one of the state’s vaunted political commandments in order to restore a stream of dollars… Continue reading
OLYMPIA — In his first week, President Donald Trump is effecting quite a bit of change in the climate and landscape of Washington politics. His… Continue reading
OLYMPIA — There may be a little extra elbow room for Democratic lawmakers at Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday. As many as 54 Democratic House members… Continue reading
OLYMPIA — Time is running out on the 2017 Legislature. As of Wednesday, there are only 102 days remaining in the regular session, even less… Continue reading
This wasn’t a very good year for many of the nation’s venerable pollsters and pundits as they got trumped by fake news and fiery tweets.… Continue reading
OLYMPIA — A fierce fight is under way for the top leadership post of the Washington State Democratic Party. Jaxon Ravens’ bid for re-election as… Continue reading
OLYMPIA — If by some chance Alexander Hamilton could transport through time to the state Capitol Monday, it’d be to bear witness to the political… Continue reading
Officially, Gov. Jay Inslee’s second term doesn’t get underway for another month. Practically, it will begin next week when the Bainbridge Island Democrat is expected… Continue reading
OLYMPIA — You will be hard-pressed to find many in Washington who can’t wait until 8 p.m. Tuesday when voting will end and ballot counting… Continue reading
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s latest newsletter of legal wins and political initiatives arrived by email last week.
OLYMPIA — Republican Bill Bryant is running out of time in his quest to become Washington’s next governor.
OLYMPIA — It was the sort of loose locution one might reflexively associate with Republican Donald Trump this election season.
OLYMPIA — In advance of Wednesday’s hearing on school funding, Washington Supreme Court justices had posed many questions that state attorneys told them couldn’t be answered yet.