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WSHA outlines top priorities for $3.5 trillion infrastructure package

| Sep 1, 2021 | Washington

The $3.5 trillion “human” infrastructure package currently in discussion in Congress aims to address health care, education, and tax policies, as well as various other issues. Democrats plan to pass this bill using a process called “budget reconciliation” that will allow them to approve it with only Democratic votes.  ...[ Read More ]

Senate Democrats talk about child care, partisanship and mental health inpatient access

| Jun 2, 2021 | Michigan

Three key democratic senators spoke at our 2021 Michigan State of Reform Health Policy Conference to discuss the politics of a divided legislature on health policy, affordable child care for working parents and crisis beds for mental health cases.      Sen. Jeff Irwin, member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee...[ Read More ]

Washington Democrats and Republicans lay out health legislative priorities

Sydney Kurle | Jan 11, 2021 | Washington

Six state lawmakers gathered this week to discuss the upcoming session and the health care and fiscal policies they expect to address. The conversations took place in two separate panels — one featuring Democrats and one featuring Republicans — during the Washington State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference. The...[ Read More ]

The results from this primary just don't fit the narrative of 2020

| Aug 11, 2020 | Washington

One of the nice things about elections is that you can test your assumptions with real world results from the ballot box. Now that we are a week removed from the primary election, some of the dust has settled. Some of the passion and energy of the primary campaign has...[ Read More ]

David Hanig To Leave Washington State Senate Democratic Caucus

DJ Wilson | Aug 16, 2012 | Washington

  The following was sent out today via email from David Hanig: Dear Friends and Colleagues, I want to let you know that, after six years working for the Legislature, I am leaving the Senate Democratic Caucus.  This has been a wonderful job – one that challenged me to stretch...[ Read More ]


DJ Wilson | Jan 9, 2012 | Washington

Sen. David Frockt (D-46), Senate Health and Long Term Care Chair Sen. Karen Keiser (D-33) and House Health and Wellness Chair Rep. Eileen Cody (D-34) speak on the panel discussion last week "Policy Leadership:  Democrats."  TVW has the tape here.