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Opinion

Transportation Funding: It Gets Worse

Washington state's transportation funding picture has only become bleaker since 2005, says guest editorialist Brendan Williams.

  • By Brendan Williams
  • Published 06/07/2013
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Opinion

The Myth of Democratic Resistance to K-12 Accountability

Guest columnist Brendan Williams, a former state representative from the 22nd District, argues that Democrats, not Republicans, are the real advocates for education reform.

  • By Brendan Williams
  • Published 02/12/2013
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Opinion

The State Senate Is Waging a War On Workers. Is a War on Women Next?

Former state representative Brendan Williams asks: With the state senate already waging a war on workers, is the war on women next?

  • By Brendan Williams
  • Published 01/28/2013
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Opinion

This Week in Rodney Tom's Olympia

A former Democratic state representative looks at Rodney Tom's "bipartisan" senate.

  • By Brendan Williams
  • Published 01/21/2013
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Opinion

Make Less Than $450,000? Surprise: You’re Middle Class!

Former state Rep. Brendan Williams on the "Fiscal Cliff"

  • By Brendan Williams
  • Published 01/02/2013
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Opinion

The Inevitable Republican Coup and Its Inevitable Silver Lining

In a guest PubliCola op/ed, former lefty state Rep. Brendan Williams says the GOP coup was inevitable, but notes that there's a silver lining.

  • By Brendan Williams
  • Published 12/12/2012
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This Washington

Legislature Should Suspend Unfunded Charter Schools Initiative

Former state legislator Brendan Williams argues that—following the Seattle Times' logic that unfunded initiatives should be suspended—the legislature should overturn the unfunded charter-school measure passed this month.

  • By Brendan Williams
  • Published 11/28/2012
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On Other Blogs

On Other Blogs Today: Booze, Transit, and Twinkies

Our daily roundup.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 11/19/2012
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Opinion

Our Public School Kids Deserve Better than I-1240

In a guest op/ed, former state senator Brendan Williams (D-22) calls the charter-school initiative "a social science experiment funded by the 1% that the 99% will ultimately pay for,"

  • By Brendan Williams
  • Published 10/03/2012
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On Other Blogs

Williams: Privatizing the Lottery is "A Gamble that Won't Pay Off"

Liberal former state representative Brendan Williams argues that privatizing lotteries inevitably leads to corruption.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 01/04/2012
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Morning Fizz

The Best Shot at Holding the Seat for the Democrats

Friday Edition. Caffeinated news & gossip starring the 1st District, campaign finance, and Jaime Herrera Beutler.

  • By Morning Fizz
  • Published 12/30/2011
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Morning Fizz

"Looks Like I Will Now Be in the New 1st Congressional District"

Thursday Edition. Caffeinated news & gossip starring: Suzan DelBene, Brendan Williams, plastic bags, and Middle East awareness.

  • By Morning Fizz
  • Published 12/29/2011
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This Washington

Hobbs Wins Surprise Endorsement

Flaming liberal Brendan Williams endorses conservative Steve Hobbs in crowded field of Democrats.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/29/2011
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Carlyle and Williams on the State Budget Crisis

Current state Rep. Reuven Carlyle and former state Rep. Brendan Williams talk about how to solve the state's $2 billion budget crisis.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 11/29/2011
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Opinion

Ignoring the Lessons of I-1082

Despite the fact that 60 percent of voters rejected Initiative 1082—a proposal to allow private workers’ compensation insurance—century-old worker protections are under assault from 1082 proponents proposing "reforms" that are more objectively harmful tha

  • By Brendan Williams
  • Published 04/22/2011
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This Washington

State Rep: Overruns Provision Would Have Died if Chopp Hadn't Pushed It

Conventional wisdom that tunnel legislation wouldn't have passed without Frank Chopp's language putting Seattle on the hook for cost overruns is wrong, a house transportation leader says.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 07/22/2010

Morning Fizz

A Request to Donate to the NRA

  • By Morning Fizz
  • Published 05/25/2010

This Washington

House Liberals Propose Parade of Budget Amendments

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/03/2010

This Washington

Two Death Notices: Homebuyers Bill and Marijuana Decriminalization

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 02/17/2010

Morning Fizz

Short-Lived Bipartisan Agreement

  • By Morning Fizz
  • Published 01/13/2010
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