Legislative Ethics Board

Here’s how collective bargaining for Washington legislative staffers could go

BY: - October 30, 2023

Employees of the state Legislature will be able to unionize next May but not every one of them should be allowed to do so. That’s according to recommendations in a new report from the leader of the Office of State Legislative Labor Relations. Only partisan staff in the House and Senate should be permitted to […]

WA lawmaker plans hiatus from think tank job to comply with ethics rules

BY: - October 27, 2023

A Yakima state lawmaker appeared Friday to satisfy concerns of an ethics panel so he can continue working for the Washington Policy Center without violating any conflict-of-interest laws. Republican Rep. Chris Corry became director of the conservative think tank’s Center for Government Reform in May. When he got the job offer, Corry asked the Legislative […]