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Hosted by Mike McClanahan, The Impact is TVW’s weekly news show, covering decisions at the State Capitol and how they impact you.
8 Episodes
Former AG on upshot of ruling that eliminated drug possession law, UW Medicine expert weighs in on vaccine strategy and COVID variant risk. Guests include Rob McKenna, former Washington Attorney General, and Keith Jerome, MD PhD, Head of Virology Division, UW Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology.
Judgement Day for policy bills. Press panel update on what's moving or stalled in Olympia and an overview of the session so far. Guests: Laurel Demkovich, The Spokesman-Review, Joseph O' Sullivan, The Seattle Times.
State lawmakers debate legislation to create personal data privacy rights with respect to companies that collect customer data. Guests include Sen. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle, and Rep. Shelley Kloba, D-Kirkland
House Finance Committee leaders debate proposed capital gains and wealth tax bills and other tax related topics. Guests: Rep. Noel Frame (D-Seattle), House Finance Committee Chair, Rep. Ed Orcutt (R-Kalama), House Finance Committee Ranking Member.
Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz on her crusade for dedicated wildfire funding in Washington. Three county test of earthquake early warning system planned around anniversary of 2001 Nisqually quake. Guests: Hilary Franz, Commissioner of Public Lands, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Maximilian Dixon, Geologic Hazards Supervisor, Washington State Emergency Management Division.
House Transportation Committee leaders debate gas tax increase, funding challenges, and proposed projects. Guests: Rep. Jake Fey, D-Tacoma and Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia.
Key lawmakers debate possible solutions to eviction and foreclosure concerns, landlord-tenant challenges, and skyrocketing home prices. Guests include: Senate Housing and Local Government Committee Chair, Sen. Patty Kuderer (D-Bellevue), and Ranking Member, Sen. Phil Fortunato (R-Auburn).
Legislative leaders on top priorities, session restrictions, COVID response, business aid, housing, taxes and more. Guests include House Speaker Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) and Senate Republican Leader John Braun (R-Centralia).
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