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WALeg2023

Pollet, Pedersen, and Blethen Assail State Housing Push

In this WALeg report, predictable opposition arises against missing middle housing bills. Also in this digest: Important Bills at a Glance. The Week’s Focus: Condominium Act reforms. The...

WALeg Wednesday Gets Wonky with Wealth Taxes and Rent Stabilization

The bills we have been tracking from previous weeks did not see a lot of movement. Design review reform made it out of its...

Liias and Reed Introduce Bill Requiring Midrise Zoning Near Rapid Transit

"This is the year for bold progress to make sure everyone has a home," Sen. Marko Liias (D - Edmonds) said in a tweet...
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Republican Co-Sponsor Explains Why He Joined Missing Middle Housing Push

Rep. Andrew Barkis hopes 2023 will be the year for supply-side housing legislation in Washington State. It's no secret that Republicans have been in...

WALeg Wednesday: Saldaña Drops Bill to End Jaywalking

More housing bills queued up in Week 2 Welcome to the second week of the Washington State Legislature 2023 Session. We have added two new...

WALeg Wednesday: Week 1

In this first week of the long Washington State legislative session, we're going to look at: Welcome Back! A reminder how to legislate. Important Bills...