Governing Washington in Polarized Times
Friday, February 19 | 11:45am-1pm | Cherberg ABD Meeting Room, Capitol Campus, Olympia, WA
Like the rest of our country, Olympia has become closely divided and polarized along partisan lines. What effect does this have on the ability to address significant issues and pass meaningful legislation? What is the Washington experience and how does it compare to other states and the federal government?
Liliana Mason, Assistant Professor in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland.
Rep. Eric Pettigrew, Washington House of Representatives.
Sen. Ann Rivers, Washington State Senate.
Boris Shor, Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Government at Georgetown University.
Austin Jenkins, Olympia-based political reporter for the Northwest News Network.