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

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

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

TVW Update April 2021

Letter from the President
By Renee Radcliff Sinclair

On March 13, 2020, I sent our team home to let the dust settle on the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 Legislative Session had ended the day before and I thought by mid-summer we would be back into our typical interim groove.… Continue reading TVW Update April 2021

“The Impact”: Capital gains tax clears Senate; Debating neck restraints, no-knock warrants & police oversight bills

“The Impact”: Capital gains tax clears Senate; Debating neck restraints, no-knock warrants &  police oversight bills

Watch “The Impact” – March 10th, 2021 here.

Olympia watchers from the Washington State Budget and Policy Center and the Washington Research Council join us to discuss the Washington State Senate’s passage of a… Continue reading “The Impact”: Capital gains tax clears Senate; Debating neck restraints, no-knock warrants & police oversight bills

“The Impact” January 11, 2017

Click here to watch “The Impact” January 11, 2017
This week on “The Impact”:
As the 2017 legislative session begins leaders from all four caucuses weigh in on the divide over how to meet their *deadline to fully fund K-12 basic education by 2018.
Leaders… Continue reading “The Impact” January 11, 2017

“The Impact” – November 16, 2016

Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake discusses the Hirst decision with Mike McClanahan on

Click here to watch “The Impact” 11/16/2016.“The Impact” Nov. 16, 2016This week on “The Impact” state leaders relay what they’re hearing and share what they’re planning in response to a momentous state Supreme Court ruling on water rights.
“We heard during the work sessions about this decision,…… Continue reading “The Impact” – November 16, 2016

Inslee set to announce initiative to reduce gun violence Wednesday

On Wednesday Gov. Jay Inslee will announce a statewide initiative to reduce gun deaths, saying “we have a moral and ethical obligation to do so.” His announcement comes after President Obama’s executive action today on gun control.

Obama’s announcement this morning included plans to reinforce background checks–requiring… Continue reading Inslee set to announce initiative to reduce gun violence Wednesday

Alleged Driver in Fatal Crash Mistakenly Released From Prison Early

There’s more fallout from the error that allowed Washington state prisoners to be mistakenly released early. After reviewing records, the Washington Department of Corrections says two offenders allegedly committed new crimes when they should have been incarcerated, including one who reportedly killed a woman in a car crash.Continue reading Alleged Driver in Fatal Crash Mistakenly Released From Prison Early

Washington Prisoners Mistakenly Released Early

Some Washington felons may be headed back to prison after a computer error mistakenly allowed them to be released early.

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that 3,200 Washington prisoners were let go before their sentences were complete. For the last 13 years, a Department of CorrectionsContinue reading Washington Prisoners Mistakenly Released Early

Governor Inslee proposes new teacher pay raises paid for by closing tax breaks

New teachers in Washington would garner higher salaries under a proposal introduced Thursday by Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee.

Governor Jay Inslee unveils his 2016 supplemental budget proposal.

In his 2016 supplemental budget proposal, the governor would raise the starting salary for teachers to $40,000. The estimated… Continue reading Governor Inslee proposes new teacher pay raises paid for by closing tax breaks

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