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February 11, 2021
Majority Democrats in Olympia are proposing a capital gains tax to fund an expansion of child care. They say COVID has exacerbated an already significant crisis in lack of affordable child care. But Republicans oppose new taxes, contending the problem isn’t lack of funding, but too much… Continue reading Inside Olympia – Child Care & Media Literacy
Inside Olympia – February 4, 2021
Police reform and accountability is a top issue in the 2021 legislature. From police tactics to independent investigations to decertification of officers to rules for the use of deadly force, more than a dozen significant proposals are up for debate. We set down with Rep.… Continue reading Inside Olympia – Police Reform and Political Polls
Inside Olympia – January 28, 2021
Pressure is growing to get students back into classrooms, but will that happen any time soon? And what should state lawmakers do to help schools and students make up for months of remote learning?
We ask those questions and more of State Superintendent… Continue reading Inside Olympia – Schools and Budget
The 2021 Washington State Legislature kicked off this week, with a fence around the Legislative Building to guard against possible protests, but very few legislators inside the building due to a session that will be largely virtual.
Host Austin Jenkins sat down with two top legislative leaders,… Continue reading Inside Olympia — Legislative Leaders
Deciding whether to parole or pardon prisoners is a difficult, politically dicey task. Austin Jenkins interviews Gov. Jay Inslee’s General Counsel Nick Brown, Clemency and Pardons Board Chair Jennifer Rancourt, and Indeterminate Sentence Review Board Chair Lynne DeLano.