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Morning Fizz

Once Again, Democrats Will Turn to Courts to Challenge Successful Eyman Initiative

Facing a choice between $8 billion in cuts or a two-thirds rule on raising taxes, state Democrats look to legally challenge I-1366.

  • By Josh Kelety
  • Published 11/11/2015

Feature

What Does Capital Gains Tax Opponent Senator Andy Hill Really Have to Gain?

Senator Andy Hill opposes Governor Inslee's capital gains tax proposal. But why?

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/20/2015

Morning Fizz

Friday Likes and Dislikes: First World Problems and Rhetoric

Caffeinated News featuring the first week in Olympia and this weekend.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/16/2015

Afternoon Jolt

He's Back! Republican (Simple) Majority Passes (Super) Majority Rule for Raising New Taxes

He's Back. Republicans institute Eyman's two-thirds rule in the senate.

  • Published 01/12/2015

Opinion

Be Careful with All the Self-Righteous Urbanism

A left-wing critique of Chris Christie's tax policy shows what may be wrong with Seattle's urban left.

  • Published 12/17/2013

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: The Latest Lightning Round

Caffeinated news and gossip featuring: 11th-hour negotiations, unsurprising reports, and fast food strikes

  • By Morning Fizz
  • Published 08/29/2013

Afternoon Jolt

Monday Jolt: Eyman's Latest Anti-Tax Initiative

Eyman, claiming inspiration from rival Carlyle, shoots back at Democrats with latest anti-tax proposal.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 04/22/2013

Opinion

The Ball Is in the Legislature's Court

The Democrats have to make the case for raising taxes.

  • By Brendan Williams
  • Published 02/28/2013

This Washington

Pictures of the Day

Activists, calling for revenue, descend on Olympia.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 02/18/2013

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: A Lack of Clarity

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring same numbers, different interpretations.

  • By Morning Fizz
  • Published 02/15/2013

This Washington

Washington State Ranked Most Regressive in Country

We already know poor people in Washington get a bad deal on taxes compared to rich people here. Now comes the news that Washington's poor are even worse off than poor people in other states.

  • By Carryn Vande Griend
  • Published 01/31/2013

This Washington

Voters in Tom's District Back Up His Anti-Tax Position

Only five Legislative Districts statewide rejected Tim Eyman's anti-tax measure, all of them in Seattle. Dissident Democratic state Sen. Rodney Tom's LD supported the anti-tax measure by 60 percent.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/22/2013

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: A Negative Piece of Pie

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: demonizing, undermining, and perplexing.

  • By Morning Fizz
  • Published 01/22/2013

Afternoon Jolt

Wednesday Jolt: A Win for Revenue?

House Democrats to reestablish finance committee.

  • By Afternoon Jolt
  • Published 11/28/2012

2012 Election

The Financial Impact of This Year's Initiatives

What this year's proposed initiatives would cost the state.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 08/10/2012

This Washington

New Elway Poll: Anti-Tax Sentiment Down Slightly

New Elway Poll finds voters easing up slightly on anti-tax sentiment, but not happy with government.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 04/05/2012

This Washington

State: Cities' Concerns About Centralized B&O Tax Are Overblown

In a set of talking points responding to PubliCola's story about a proposal to centralize B&O taxes, the state says cities' concerns about revenue losses are overblown.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 01/17/2012

City Hall

New Safeco Field Tax Loophole To Cost City Up To $300,000 a Year

PubliCola has learned that a tax loophole written into largely unrelated stadium legislation will allow Safeco Field to charge its own commercial parking tax---preempting the city's parking tax and costing taxpayers as much as $300,000 a year.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 09/29/2011

News

Campaign Fizz: Booze, Taxes, and Tacoma

The day's local campaign roundup.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 08/24/2011

PubliCola Adds Life

I've Been Scared to Say This, But

ThinkTank Tuesday continues on Wednesday. And the Cola ThinkTank is saying some taboo stuff.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 04/06/2011
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