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  • Friday, Dec 19

    PRINT   Associated Press Companies’ data security in question after Sony hack Gov. Inslee eyes new capital gains tax, higher cigarette tax (Hunter) Governor proposes capital gains tax for Washington 2 …

  • Thursday, Dec 18

    PRINT   Associated Press Gov. Inslee proposes statewide cap on carbon pollution More sheep killed by wolves in E. Wash. county Fight over marijuana more risky in states than DC Gov. Inslee announcing …

  • Rep. Kristine Lytton chosen as Majority Floor Leader in state House

    State Rep. Kristine Lytton (D-Anacortes, 40th) has been elected Majority Floor Leader of the state House of Representatives by her colleagues in Olympia.  Lytton, vice-chair of the House Agriculture …

  • Rep. Appleton retains chairmanship of House Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs Committee

    Once again, State Rep. Sherry Appleton (D-23rd, Poulsbo) has been tapped by her colleagues to chair the House committee on Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs.  The panel is charged with c …

  • Reps. Blake and Kretz to hold “Planning for Fire Season 2015” meeting in Brewster January 5

    Photo courtesy: DNR Rep. Brian Blake (D-Aberdeen), Chair of the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee, and Rep. Joel Kretz (R-Wauconda) will host presentations by local and state officials f …

  • White House Blog

  • Weekly Address: America’s Resurgence Is Real

    In this week’s address, the President reflected on the significant progress made by this country in 2014, and in the nearly six years since he took office. This past year has been the strongest for jo …

  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Financial Regulatory Reform

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity for America to set the rules for global trade in the 21st century. The agreement aims to expand access to the world’s …

  • "America's Resurgence Is Real": President Obama Reflects on 2014

    President Barack Obama holds a press conference in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. December 19, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) As 2014 winds down, Pr …

  • West Wing Week 12/19/14 or, "Todos Somos Americanos"

    This week, the President traveled to Fort Dix to thank our troops, took action to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay, and announced historic changes to America’s relationship with Cuba. That’s December 12th …

  • Dan Pfeiffer Joins Medium: "Breaking Down the 'Worst' Year in Washington"

    Today, Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer joined the new publishing platform Medium — authoring a post that reflects on the incredible amount of progress made in 2014 despite some claims that the President …

  • The Advance

  • The Advance is moving……

    Beginning today, The Advance will no longer be updated on this site. But we aren’t going away — we are just moving over to the House Democratic Caucus web page. Check out our new look!With the move, …

  • Washington Department of Revenue wins national award

    Latest available data from the U.S. Small Business Administration says there were 546,885 small businesses in our state in 2010. That’s 98.1 percent of all businesses in Washington! Hence, the reason …

  • “Day in court” for appeals of SR 520 toll penalties

    Nearly one in five drivers crossing the State Route 520 bridge over Lake Washington lacks the pre-purchased windshield transponder that is “read” by electronic sensors so that the toll amount can be d …

  • Which House Democrats are on Twitter?

    Twitter may be the fastest way to hear about breaking news.If you’re interested in what’s happening at the state capitol, Twitter is also a great way to keep up with your local lawmakers and the repor …

  • Applications available for Legislative Youth Council

    2009 Legislative Youth Advisory CouncilIf you’re a teen, chances are you can’t afford a lobbyist to represent your interests in Olympia, but laws passed under the Capitol dome have an impact on your l …

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