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May 4, 2021  •  

Washington Legislature adjourns

Washington State Capitol Building - Cacophony

Washington Lawmakers adjourned sine die after the Democratic-led Legislature passed many progressive initiatives during the 105-day session. Police reform, climate change, and a $59 billion two-year spending plan were among the highlights of the session. A bill to require 24-hour […]

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Seattle City Hall - Rootology

City Council approved an ordinance requiring additional transparency and disclosures by paid lobbyists and indirect lobbying campaigns. The vote was 8-1. This new legislation adds the concept of indirect lobbying to the city’s lobbying regulations, which has been part of […]

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Seattle - by Daniel Schwen

The Seattle City Council is scheduled to vote Monday afternoon on a new ordinance. The ordinance’s rules are meant to shine a light on groups spending money to build public pressure on Seattle politicians. Recommended in January by the Seattle […]

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November 4, 2020  •  

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Wins Reelection

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee

Gov. Jay Inslee secured a third term on November 3 in the state of Washington. He won with a total of 1,964,141 to Loren Culp’s 1,338,491. This is the third term for the Democratic Governor.

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United States Supreme Court Building

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to Seattle’s first-in-the-nation democracy voucher program for public financing of political campaigns. The court denied the challenge brought by two local property owners arguing the program violated the First Amendment by forcing them, […]

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Washington State Capitol Building - Cacophony

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill concerning certification of the level of foreign national ownership for corporations participating in state elections. Senate Bill 6152 requires a certification from each corporation making a contribution to the candidate, political committee, or incidental […]

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Washington State Capitol Building - Cacophony

The 2020 session of the Washington State Legislature adjourned sine die on March 12 after 60 days in session. Lawmakers’ final hours of work were overshadowed by the continued onslaught of COVID-19 news in the state. This prompted passage of […]

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Washington State Capitol Building - Cacophony

Washington lawmakers have reintroduced a bill to impose a two year cooling off period to slow a revolving door of state officials and employees becoming lobbyists when they leave state employment. House Bill 1067 is intended to reduce the perception […]

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Seattle City Hall - Rootology

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed two bills banning most political spending by foreign-influenced corporations and clamping down on political advertising. These bills are part of the Clean Campaigns Act, a three-bill package introduced in August of last year. The […]

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Alex Ramel

At a joint meeting of the councils from Whatcom, Skagit, and San Juan counties, Alex Ramel was selected to replace Rep. Jeff Morris in the 40th Legislative District. Rep. Morris resigned from the Washington legislature to take a position with […]

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Seattle City Hall - Rootology

The Seattle City Council is considering legislation limiting the ability of Super PACs to spend unlimited amounts of money in Seattle elections. Council Member Lorena González introduced the Clean Campaigns Act to reduce the amount of money Super PACs funnel […]

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Former Rep. Kristine Reeves

State Rep. Kristine Reeves, a Federal Way Democrat, resigned from the Legislature Monday. Reeves, who represented the 30th Legislative District, implied she may run for the U.S. Congress next year. There will not be a special election to fill the […]

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee

On May 21, 2019, Gov. Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5861. The bill extends respectful workplace code of conduct provisions to all members of the legislative community. Effective July 28, 2019, Senate Bill 5861 requires The Chief Clerk of the […]

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More ethics and campaign finance changes happening at the state level. Check out which states are making moves in today’s NYCU Video Digest!  

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