Initiative appears likely path in effort to restrain executive power
Initiative appears likely path in effort to restrain executive power
Businesses urge increased residential construction to ease Bellevue’s growing pains
Businesses urge increased residential construction to ease Bellevue’s growing pains
Reckoning may come on Inslee’s vetoes
Reckoning may come on Inslee’s vetoes
Transportation, emergency powers issues increase likelihood of special legislative session
Transportation, emergency powers issues increase likelihood of special legislative session
Legislature puts hold on future raids of public works account, with caveat
Legislature puts hold on future raids of public works account, with caveat
Bellevue steps up public safety measures following 2020 destruction, looting
Bellevue steps up public safety measures following 2020 destruction, looting
New laws pushing rental homes off market, landlord warns
New laws pushing rental homes off market, landlord warns
One million residents could face double-digit insurance rate increases
One million residents could face double-digit insurance rate increases
Increased spending, taxes, sweeping legislation cleared this session
Increased spending, taxes, sweeping legislation cleared this session
2021 Legislative Roundup
2021 Legislative Roundup
House passes capital gains income tax
House passes capital gains income tax
House Finance passes capital gains tax bill
House Finance passes capital gains tax bill
“Poison pill” amendments could kill LCFS bill
“Poison pill” amendments could kill LCFS bill
Senate budget ramps up spending, includes income tax
Senate budget ramps up spending, includes income tax
Cap-and-trade bill appears headed for Senate vote
Cap-and-trade bill appears headed for Senate vote
Possible deal for LCFS bill?
Possible deal for LCFS bill?
Amid record state revenue, capital gains income tax passes Senate
Amid record state revenue, capital gains income tax passes Senate
Industry warns against “scattershot” approach to climate with new carbon tax
Industry warns against “scattershot” approach to climate with new carbon tax
House passes GMA reform bill despite legal worries
House passes GMA reform bill despite legal worries
Senate passes “environmental justice” bill
Senate passes “environmental justice” bill
Bill establishing special session procedure clears Senate
Bill establishing special session procedure clears Senate
RUC bill proposed for electric, hybrid cars
RUC bill proposed for electric, hybrid cars
Bill would reduce B&O for hospitality industry
Bill would reduce B&O for hospitality industry
Opposition grows as capital gains income tax bill clears Senate committee
Opposition grows as capital gains income tax bill clears Senate committee
Mixed reaction to Phase 2 transition
New proposal would increase death tax rate
New proposal would increase death tax rate
Proposal would address governor’s emergency authority, power imbalance
Proposal would address governor’s emergency authority, power imbalance
Bill would further prioritize transportation infrastructure preservation
Bill would further prioritize transportation infrastructure preservation
Remote testimony issues, virtual session prompt concerns about access
Remote testimony issues, virtual session prompt concerns about access
Striking turnout to testify on bill reopening Washington
Striking turnout to testify on bill reopening Washington
Landlords push legislature for rental assistance
Landlords push legislature for rental assistance
GMA bill would add new, unfunded mandates
GMA bill would add new, unfunded mandates
As Inslee pushes income tax, shift in messaging to attract out of state businesses
As Inslee pushes income tax, shift in messaging to attract out of state businesses
LCFS, round 4
LCFS, round 4
Inslee envisions “new normal” in Washington
Inslee envisions “new normal” in Washington
Removing credit data from insurance plans will increase rates, critics say
Removing credit data from insurance plans will increase rates, critics say
Stakeholders discourage “pay later,” propose wildfire account
Stakeholders discourage “pay later,” propose wildfire account
Session 2021: Legislators examine taxes, business relief, rules
Session 2021: Legislators examine taxes, business relief, rules
Legislature announces remote testimony rules
Legislature announces remote testimony rules
Transparency, civic engagement, logistics considerations as Legislature goes virtual
Transparency, civic engagement, logistics considerations as Legislature goes virtual
mountains
Pragmatic environmentalism needed in WA-08
Unfunded liability drops as committee recommends lower pension rates
Unfunded liability drops as committee recommends lower pension rates
city bus
Transit agencies should reduce service, promote safer options during COVID-19 outbreak
Committee to reconsider Tolkienesque name for mountains
Committee to reconsider Tolkienesque name for mountains
A move to regulate drinks for kids clears state Senate
A move to regulate drinks for kids clears state Senate
Legal fight over public union membership continues
Legal fight over public union membership continues
Lawmakers propose to limit elections?
Lawmakers propose to limit elections
Poll: voters overwhelming favor local income tax ban
Poll: voters overwhelmingly favor local income tax ban
Legislature sues Inslee over one-sentence veto
Legislature sues Inslee over one-sentence veto
Seattle income tax set for high court showdown
Seattle income tax set for high court showdown
Palumbo’s District 1 seat filled
Palumbo’s District 1 seat filled