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New SCOTUS ruling has implications for Washington free speech lawsuit
New SCOTUS ruling has implications for Washington free speech lawsuit

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Court rules income tax lawsuit may proceed
Court rules income tax lawsuit may proceed
Lawsuit challenges state’s forestland trust mandate
Lawsuit challenges state’s forestland trust mandate
In growing statewide movement, more cities ban local income tax
In growing statewide movement, more cities ban local income tax
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Mixed reaction to ferry privatization study
Mixed reaction to ferry privatization study
‘Free Market Destroy’ campaign takes off
‘Free Markets Destroy’ campaign takes off
Housing, GMA legislation possible for 2021
Housing, GMA legislation possible for 2021

Podcasts

Lawsuit challenges state’s forestland trust mandate
Focus 15 Episode 34 – How a lawsuit could alter Washington’s trust mandate
In this episode of the Focus 15, TJ Martinell speaks with Elaine Spencer, an attorney with Northwest Resource Law about a lawsuit seeking to delink state trust land revenue from its various beneficiaries.
Season 1 Episode 34
Focus 15 Episode 33 - Water Drought and Political Disconnect
Focus 15 Episode 33 – Water Drought and Political Disconnect
In this episode of the Focus 15, TJ Martinell speaks with Washington Policy Center Agriculture Director Pam Lewison about the ongoing water drought and how a disconnect between eastern and western Washington has impacted the state's response.
Season 1 Episode 33
Focus 15 Episode 32 - Is government transparency "antagonistic"?
Focus 15 Episode 32 – Is government transparency “antagonistic”?
In this episode of the Focus 15, TJ Martinell speaks with Washington Policy Center Eastern Washington Director Chris Cargill about a recent court decision invalidating the city of Spokane's open meeting requirement for public labor contract negotiations.
Season 1 Episode 32
Focus 15 Episode 31 - WPC's Dann Mead Smith
Focus 15 Episode 31 – WPC’s Dann Mead Smith
In this episode of the Focus 15, TJ Martinell speaks with Dann Mead Smith, who is stepping down as president/ceo of the Washington Policy Center after 20 years.
Season 1 Episode 31
Focus 15 Episode 30 - How compromise was reached with Cherry Point
Focus 15 Episode 30 – How compromise was reached with Cherry Point
In this episode of the Focus 15, TJ Martinell speaks with Laborers Local 292 Political Director Trevor Smith about how work sessions among stakeholders resulted in a successful package of amendments for the Cherry Point industrial area.
Season 1 Episode 30
Focus 15 Episode 29 - How a new energy project could bolster the state's grid
Focus 15 Episode 29 – How a new energy project could bolster the state’s grid
In this episode of the Focus 15, TJ Martinell speaks with Rye Development Vice President of Project Development Erik Steimle about a new clean energy project near Goldendale.
Season 1 Episode 29