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Even though he isn't on the ballot, state Rep. Matt Shea has a presence in the 2020 election. And not just in Spokane, where his decision not to run caused a series of changes in the candidate filings.
As pandemic closures continue to affect the state’s economy, Republican Sen. Mark Schoesler said he feels his seasoned experiences as a political leader give him the necessary understanding to help lead the state through a financial crisis.
When the Legislature is in session, Olympia is often the state’s primary location for people to peaceably assemble – mostly – for redress of grievances. Even with the honorable lawmakers at home, the nationwide demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers brings out the local protesters.
A Mead resident who owns a Seattle restaurant and has operated Spokane eateries filed this week to run for the Legislature in Eastern Washington’s vast 7th District.
Property taxes have been a focus of the Idaho Legislative Leadership this session. What is needed is meaningful tax reform that rebalances our broken system.
A bipartisan commission draws Washington’s congressional and legislative boundaries.
We recently spoke with Washington Sen. Andy Billig, D-Spokane, and agree with his bottom-line assessment of the 2019 legislative session. “It was an unusually good year for Spokane,” he said. Education, health care, transportation and more will be better off in this part of the state.
State Democrats asking for donations over the controversy surrounding Rep. Matt Shea.
The bill to limit exemptions for the measles vaccination was thought to be dead Wednesday night, but came back to life.
An effort to open some legislative records to the public while keeping others secret is likely dead, lawmakers acknowledged Tuesday morning.
Due respect, Mr. Chairman, but legislators and the news media have one big difference when it comes to revealing information.
Heavy snow cancels most activities inside the Capitol, but not outside.
Marcus Whitman spot in U.S. Capitol seems secure.
State elected officials would have to wait a year to become lobbyists under a House proposal.
Republican state Reps. Joe Schmick and Mary Dye have defended their seats representing southeast Washington’s 9th Legislative District.
Republican state Sen. Shelly Short and state Rep. Jacqueline Maycumber have defended their seats representing northeast Washington’s 7th Legislative District.
Democratic state Reps. Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli have won new terms representing Washington’s 3rd Legislative District, which covers the city of Spokane.
Republican state Reps. Matt Shea and Bob McCaslin have fended off Democratic challengers in Eastern Washington’s 4th Legislative District.
Control of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Washington Legislature might not be known for days, or even weeks until all the state’s bhallots are counted.
I hope to provide a rare mix of lived experience and an understanding of the issues in Olympia. We need representation that will put people over politics and ensure we won’t get lost in the West Side majority.