1. Another sign that the Democrats in Olympia are prepared to raise taxes: Two conservative (and key) Democratic caucus members, Rep. Lynn Kessler (D-24)—the majority leader and No. 2 behind speaker Frank Chopp (D-43)—and Rep. Kelli Linville (D-42), the house Ways & Means chair—have reportedly, and surprisingly, told the caucus they support the idea.
2. In related news: While Gov. Gregoire has said a revenue package will be part of the equation this session to deal with the $2.6 billion short fall, watch for her initial budget proposal to be all-cuts.
3. Morning Fizz is surprised that high-tech Seattle isn't already a poster child for this, but we're glad to see the idea is getting some play on Mayor-Elect Mike McGinn's "Ideas for Seattle" page.
4. Seattle state Rep. Reuven Carlyle (D-36) plans to propose legislation this session that makes the names of people who sign initiatives and referendums part of the public record. The PI.com has the story.
5. Check out yesterday's Seattle Times front-page story on Maurice Clemmons if you haven't already.
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