Posted inElections

Let’s bolster Washington’s public disclosure laws to combat abuse and signature fraud

Today, the Wash­ing­ton State Leg­is­la­ture held hear­ings on bad­ly-need­ed leg­is­la­tion that would bring the activ­i­ties of our under­ground sig­na­ture gath­er­ing indus­try into the light by adding new report­ing and com­pli­ance require­ments to our pub­lic dis­clo­sure laws. Read our founder’s tes­ti­mo­ny in sup­port of these bills. 

Posted inLegislative Advocacy

Transparency matters: States like Washington need to adopt a tax expenditure budget

It’s no secret that Wash­ing­ton has an upside down tax code, but what is large­ly a secret is who ben­e­fits from all the tax exemp­tions cur­rent­ly on our books. Oth­er states keep a list of their tax breaks and how much they cost, but Wash­ing­ton does­n’t. Learn why it’s imper­a­tive we start doing so by read­ing this post.

Posted inLegislative Advocacy

For the first time, the federal government has shut down under one party (Republican!) rule

Prov­ing once again that they are utter­ly inca­pable of gov­ern­ing, the Trump regime and con­gres­sion­al Repub­li­cans col­lec­tive­ly failed tonight to keep the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment fund­ed and open for busi­ness, result­ing in the first gov­ern­ment shut­down in the his­to­ry of the Unit­ed States under one par­ty rule.

Posted inPolicy Topics

VICTORY! Washington Voting Rights Act wins approval in the state Senate for the first time

After hav­ing passed the DISCLOSE Act, same-day vot­er reg­is­tra­tion, and the cap­i­tal bud­get ear­li­er this week, our Sen­ate today vot­ed for the first time to adopt the Wash­ing­ton Vot­ing Rights Act (SSB 6002), lib­er­at­ing a bill that had been stuck in the Sen­ate Repub­li­cans’ grave­yard of progress for years.