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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”: House Budget Leaders Debate Spending Plan

Watch House Budget Leaders Debate 2-year Spending Plan on “The Impact”

On “The Impact” this week we’re focusing on the two-year operating budget proposals backed by the democratic majorities in the House and Senate.

The operating budget covers the state’s payroll for state workers andContinue reading “The Impact”: House Budget Leaders Debate Spending Plan

“The Impact”: Invasive Mussels, Murder Hornets, Sunburn Plant, Sunshine Week  

Photo Credit: John Byrnes, USGS

Video: “The Impact”: Invasive Mussels, Murder Hornets, Sunburn Plant, Sunshine Week  

The recent discovery of invasive zebra mussels hiding in retail aquarium products in Seattle reveals another possible route to ruinous infestation.

Washington has a proactive boat inspection program designed to keep zebra mussels and quagga mussels from gaining… Continue reading “The Impact”: Invasive Mussels, Murder Hornets, Sunburn Plant, Sunshine Week  

“The Impact” – March 8, 2017

Click here to watch “The Impact” March 8, 2017:

This week on “The Impact”:

Washington state Chief Privacy Officer Alex Alben voices serious privacy concerns associated with expanding surveillance and biometric identification technology. License plate readers are one topic of discussion.

“You know the overall law is

Continue reading “The Impact” – March 8, 2017

Washington’s Legislative Battleground – The Impact – Sept. 28th

Click here to watch: The Impact 9/28/16

By Ballotpedia’s numbers Washington State has the tightest legislative balance of power in the nation and the outcome of this year’s election could have a dramatic impact on the policies that make it through the 2017 legislature, policies that affect your life.… Continue reading Washington’s Legislative Battleground – The Impact – Sept. 28th

Opponents and supporters of transgender rule rally at the Capitol

Tamara Woodard stood on the steps of the capitol holding a sign saying, “Pedophiles and children molesters outnumber transgender people 15:1.” She said as a “user of bathrooms,” this is just wrong. Activists from both sides of the transgender bathroom debate showed up on the steps of the capitol on Monday. Continue reading Opponents and supporters of transgender rule rally at the Capitol

Prefiled bills: Charter schools, ‘Redskins’ mascot, abortion funding and fireworks ban

With the legislative session beginning Monday, more than 70 bills have been prefiled in the House and Senate on topics ranging from public health to mascots. Here are some highlights so far. Continue reading Prefiled bills: Charter schools, ‘Redskins’ mascot, abortion funding and fireworks ban

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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