Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Declined to Endorse

Caffeinated news and gossip featuring play streets, a universal ORCA, transit hopes, and zoning woes.

08/19/2014 By Morning Fizz

News

Costco Drops Another $2.8 Million; Times Loves Mini-Marts

Your one-stop shop for today's local campaign news, gossip, and analysis.

10/12/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

News

Clarification: Transit Improvements in the Car-Tab Proposal; Plus, Metro Weighs In

A correction, a clarification, and a response from Metro about transit funding in the $60 car-tab proposal.

10/11/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

News

Campaign Fizz: Regurgitating Questions that Were Dismissed

Your one-stop shop for today's local campaign news, gossip, and analysis.

10/06/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

News

Campaign Fizz: Turning the News Conference into a Debate

Your one-stop shop for today's local campaign news, gossip, and analysis.

10/04/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

News

Campaign Fizz: "I Hope You Don't Need A Backup."

Your one-stop shop for today's local campaign news, gossip, and analysis.

09/30/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Sightline: Maybe Vehicle License Fees Aren't Regressive After All

Sightline: When you consider who will pay (and who will benefit), the $60 car-tab fee may not be so "regressive" after all.

09/28/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

ThinkTank

Should Seattle Raise Car Tab Fees $60?

In today's ThinkTank, John Fox of the Seattle Displacement Coalition argues that the fee is a regressive tax on poor drivers who can least afford it; Tim Harris, director of the homeless newspaper Real Change, says he supports a system that improves trans

09/13/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

News

Evening Campaign Fizz: Car-Tab Opponents Form PACs

Neighborhood and housing activists form groups to fight the $60 vehicle license fee that will be on the ballot in November.

08/24/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City

Sammamish Patch: Lambert Explains Her Vote for the Transit Fee

Sammamish Patch: King County Council Republican Kathy Lambert explains her vote in favor of enacting a $20 vehicle license fee o preserve Metro transit service.

08/16/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

The Tunnel Haters from the Right

Caffeinated News & Gossip. Tuesday (Primary Election Day) edition.

08/16/2011 By Morning Fizz

City

Photo of the Day

Photo of the day, King County Council edition.

08/15/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

News

Campaign Fizz: The County, Potholes, and the Tunnel

The day's local campaign news.

08/15/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Among Many Alleged Violations

Caffeinated News & Gossip. Monday Edition starring Ref. 1 polling, PDC complaints, Eyman "tantrums," and more shoe leather reporting from local crime reporter, Jonah Spangenthal-Lee.

08/15/2011 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Council Members: Today's Metro Announcement Won't Change Our Positions on License Fee

City council members say today's Metro news won't change their positions on the appropriate size and makeup of a vehicle license fee to pay for transportation.

08/12/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Jolt

Afternoon Jolt: The Metro Deal

The day's winners and losers.

08/12/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

City

County Executive, Council Announce Plan to Pass $20 Metro Fee, Eliminate Ride-Free Zone

King County elected officials including Republicans on the King County Council, announce a plan for preserving Metro service, including a two-year $20 vehicle license fee and the elimination of the downtown Ride-Free zone.

08/12/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

News

Classen Says He'd Support Smaller, Longer-Term License Fee if it Paid for Streetcar

City council candidate Maurice Classen, who's challenging Jean Godden, now says he'd support a smaller, 10-year $60 vehicle license fee if it was bonded to pay for streetcar expansion.

08/11/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

News

Burgess Wants to Know What You Think of Potential License Fee

City Council member Tim Burgess asks the public: What do you think of the potential vehicle license fee?

08/11/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

$60 License Fee is the Starting Point, Not the Compromise

The city council's starting point for debating a vehicle license fee to pay for transportation is $60---not $80, as some had hoped.

08/10/2011 By Erica C. Barnett