A new long-term care insurance requirement will soon go into effect, affecting millions of Washingtonians.
Policing was the topic behind many contentious debates during the 2021 legislative session. Democrats, who control both House and Senate, pushed through a package of police reform and accountability proposals Republicans say will make communities less safe, and threaten the safety of officers.
TVW’s Inside Olympia digs into the Supreme Court’s “Blake” decision decriminalizing drug possession, and the Legislature’s response. Guests include Sen. Ron Muzzall.
Majority Democrats and minority Republicans offer starkly different reviews of the 2021 legislative session.
It’s budget time at the State Legislature. TVW’s Inside Olympia host Austin Jenkins discusses the details of the state operating budget with Republican Senate budget lead Lynda Wilson.
Criminal justice legislation has been a major focus for majority Democrats during the 2021 session. Host Austin Jenkins sits down with Republican Sen. Chris Gildon to discuss areas where the parties have found bipartisan agreement, and where philosophical differences have led to contentious debates.
Host Austin Jenkins asks: what kind of learning loss have school students suffered during COVID, and how can the Legislature best help schools respond to these challenges?
Inside Olympia host Austin Jenkins goes in depth with Sen. Ann Rivers on foundational public health.
Inside Olympia host Austin Jenkins interviews Republican first-term lawmakers Sen. Jeff Wilson of Longview and Rep. Cyndy Jacobsen of Puyallup.