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Joseph O'Sullivan

State Politics and Government Staff Reporter, Crosscut

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Based in Olympia, Joseph O'Sullivan is Crosscut's state government and politics reporter, covering the Legislature, the governor's office, state agencies, election campaigns and more. Prior to joining Crosscut in 2022, he spent almost eight years covering the statehouse for The Seattle Times. He has also covered local, state and federal politics and government at newspapers in South Dakota, Wyoming and Spokane.

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Crosscut presents "Crosscut Reports" live podcast taping: What happened in Olympia?

Crosscut Festival 2023
Thu May 4, 2023 | 11:00am

Days after the conclusion of the Washington state legislative session, political reporter Joe Sullivan and other journalists covering state politics sit down with Crosscut Reports host Sara Bernard to discuss the new laws and political dynamics that have emerged, including the possibility of new gun regulations and major moves on housing and education funding.


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Featuring: Sara Bernard, Joseph O'Sullivan, Melissa Santos

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About the Festival

The Crosscut Ideas Festival is a celebration of big ideas and a gathering for bold thinkers. Newsmakers, changemakers and innovators come together to take a fresh look at the biggest issues of our time. Over one week, the Crosscut Ideas Festival hosts fireside conversations and panels, meetups, art installations, workshops, and interactive experiences.

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Celebrate the best of PNW community and culture while supporting public media. Enjoy a night of entertainment with a culinary tour of the region curated by premier chefs and restaurateurs, Hear from The Daily host Michael Barbaro, and bid on a unique items in a PBS and Northwest-themed auction.