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Inside Olympia – Legislative Leaders

April 29, 2021

The 2021 Legislature adjourned on Sunday, April 25th. Majority Democrats, who control both House and Senate, and minority Republicans give vastly different reviews of the session.

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig of Spokane and Democratic House Speaker Laurie Jinkins of Tacoma call the session historic,… Continue reading Inside Olympia – Legislative Leaders

“The Impact”: State Auditor and Acting Commissioner Weigh in on ESD Audits

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Guests: State Auditor Pat McCarthy (D) and Acting Employment Security Commissioner Cami Feek.

This month the Washington State Auditor’s Office  published the results of investigations into the handling of widespread benefits fraudContinue reading “The Impact”: State Auditor and Acting Commissioner Weigh in on ESD Audits

“The Impact”: Child Care Trends and the Law; Budgeting for Disaster

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In previous episodes we’ve covered the challenges facing working parents seeking affordable child care, the struggles facing providers themselves, and how the pandemic has complicated things even more.

 “The big challenge I think we’re facing is that a lot of families have pieced together care with

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“The Impact”- Public Defender and Former Prosecutor Debate Drug Law Ruling

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In a late February ruling with major implications for the criminal justice system, the Washington Supreme Court struck down the state’s strict liability simple possession drug law as unconstitutional. The majority opinion author argued that under the current interpretation of the statute  someone could be… Continue reading “The Impact”- Public Defender and Former Prosecutor Debate Drug Law Ruling

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