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House Democrats’ 2021-23 operating budget legislation, emergency powers reform transportation tax packages and what to expect next week.

April 9, 2021

Operating, transportation and capital budgets, the open-carry bill and debate, and what to watch for on a “grand bargain” involving a transportation revenue package and the governor’s climate change agenda.

April 2, 2021

State budgets, the income tax on capital gains, new guidance for social distancing in schools, real solutions for the Blake decision, and House Republican freshmen.

March 26, 2021

State revenue forecast, the case for tax relief and against tax increases, safely reopening schools, House floor debate highlights and major issues ahead.

March 19, 2021

Senate Democrats pass an income tax on capital gains (Senate Bill 5096), the governor’s Phase 3 and K-12 education emergency proclamation announcements, reforming the governor’s emergency powers, providing tax relief to...

March 12, 2021

Republican Open Safe, Open Now plan, recent floor action, including House Republican opposition to House Bill 1091 (low-carbon fuel standard mandate), House Bill 1054 (police tactics and equipment) and House Bill...

March 5, 2021

A long week of House floor action, still no Phase 3, safely reopening businesses and schools, a surprising Washington Supreme Court ruling, and two upcoming House floor debates.

Feb. 26, 2021

The House Republican operating budget proposal, why new tax increases are not necessary, and bad bills.

Feb. 19, 2021

An upcoming House Republican operating budget proposal, the fight against new tax increases, holding the governor and state government accountable, the media’s watchdog role, and re-opening the Capitol campus.

Feb. 12, 2021

A massive data breach in the State Auditor’s Office, the Democrats’ limited approach to COVID-19 relief, growing bipartisan opposition to the governor’s reopening plan, and House Republican opinion pieces.

Feb. 5, 2021