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Capitol Ideas: The Washington State House Democratic Caucus Podcast

Washington State House Democratic Caucus

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Welcome to Capitol Ideas. This is where we sit down with members of the majority Democratic caucus in the Washington State House of Representatives to give listeners an inside look at important aspects of how their citizen Legislature works, and who and what it's working for.

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Rep. Brian Blake works for the people of the 19th legislative district in southwest Washington. It’s a place where people fish not just for fun, but for a living, where the timber industry has employed generations of tough men and women, and where agriculture thrives. A former logger himself, Brian lives in Aberdeen, and in the Legislature he...

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Today we’re going to hear Representative Zack Hudgins talk mostly about an issue that’s on a lot of minds lately: cybersecurity. Zack has a professional background in the tech industry, and long before the word “hack” entered the average person’s vocabulary, he was looking at ways to keep online data safe and private.

JD Rossetti became Rep. JD Rossetti this year when then-Rep. Dean Takko moved across the rotunda to fill a vacancy in the state Senate. The Capitol isn't new territory for JD; he's a former member of the professional staff at the Legislature, and he knows his way around. Hailing from Longview, JD is a member of the Longview School Board with a...

House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan (D-Covington) might be the most dedicated advocate for public schools in Olympia, and he's a leader on the state’s education-funding task force. But like every lawmaker, he’s also answerable to the constituents in his home district. In this case, that’s the 47th, and in today’s brief conversation he touches on...