Josh Kelety

Bills would to limit opioid prescriptions, invest in treatment options | 2018 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - In an effort to tackle the opioid addiction epidemic, state legislators, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Democratic Governor Jay Inslee are rolling out… Continue reading

Ballot initiative threat has energy industry warming to governor’s proposed carbon tax | 2018 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - With environmental activists threatening a carbon tax ballot initiative, some manufacturing and energy companies are opting to work with lawmakers on Democratic Gov.… Continue reading

Bill to ban the death penalty heard in committee | 2018 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - For the second year in a row, state lawmakers are pursuing legislation to ban the use of the death penalty in Washington. As… Continue reading

State bills allowing same-day voter registration, local redistricting to empower minorities move ahead | 2018 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - The state Senate passed several bills aimed at expanding access to voting and promoting minority representation in local governments through redistricting. On the… Continue reading

Governor rolls out carbon tax proposal and Republicans balk | 2018 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Governor Jay Inslee rolled out his most recent proposal to tax carbon emissions across the state of Washington. The proposal he unveiled on… Continue reading

Despite new majority, state Democrats won’t scramble for a capital gains tax | 2018 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA — While Democrats in the state Legislature have supported enacting a capital gains tax to fund public education in the past, they aren’t itching… Continue reading