Karen Keiser

Washington lawmakers mull biometric ID options for alcohol purchases

BY: - September 26, 2023

The palm of your hand, a scan of your eye or a recording of your voice may soon be the key to purchasing alcohol in some places in Washington, as state lawmakers begin discussions on using biometric data for age verification.  If they decide to tackle the issue with legislation, they’ll have to navigate concerns […]

A road map for lowering insulin costs in Washington

BY: - September 4, 2023

Washington should make insulin more widely available at cheaper prices and offer a free 30-day supply at least once a year for people who are short on the drug and can’t afford it. That’s the message delivered to state lawmakers from a workgroup assigned to chart a course to increase insulin access and affordability. Hundreds […]

WA senator didn’t have a guide to legislating. So she wrote one

BY: - July 17, 2023

Karen Keiser thought she knew what she was doing when she entered the Legislature in 1995.  She’d spent her career reporting on and lobbying lawmakers. Doing the job in the state House of Representatives wouldn’t be hard, she figured. She figured wrong.  Twenty-eight years later, Keiser, a dean of the Senate Democratic Caucus, has written […]