Wonkabout Washington

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Washington Can’t Wait 2022 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

In the blink of an eye, the 2022 WA Legislative Session has come and gone. Despite the devastating, 11th hour death of HB 1099, our bill...
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How the GMA’s Illegal Growth Loophole Works in Practice

Note: This article was revised on 10/29/21 to reflect Futurewise's decision to rename the "vesting loophole" as the "illegal growth loophole" to more clearly...
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Goodbye Farmland, Hello Mega-Mansions

How a major loophole in the Growth Management Act has allowed unnecessary sprawl and non-compliant development to gobble up our rural lands for decades. Note:...

Wonkabout: Washington Still Can’t Wait

Futurewise 2021 Legislative Wrap-Up: Our efforts to address climate change, housing affordability, and environmental justice through comprehensive planning.  At Futurewise, we believe that everyone deserves to live...

Wonkabout Washington: 2021 Mid-Legislative Session Update

It’s official: we’re halfway through the 2021 state legislative session. Wonkabout Washington is back with a legislative low-down, highlighting the Washington Can’t Wait campaign...

Wonkabout Washington: We’ve Got Their Attention

The 2020 legislative session promises to be like nothing we’ve seen before due to the impacts of Covid-19. Legislators will be meeting entirely virtually,...

Wonkabout Washington: The Climate Change/Land Use Nexus and Washington Can’t Wait

How have you been breathing lately? Not well I’m guessing. The last few weeks have seen Seattle, along with cities up and down the...
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Wonkabout Washington: Farms Under Threat

On Tuesday, July 21st, Futurewise hosted Addie Candib, Pacific Northwest Regional Director of American Farmland Trust for a conversation about the threatened state of...