On Other Blogs Today (Friday)

By Camden Swita June 25, 2010

1. Andrew Garber reports on the Seattle Times Politics Northwest blog that the Washington Federation of State Employees has filed a lawsuit on Friday to stop the state from furloughing about a third of state workers between now and June 2011, which was part of the state Legislature's plan last session to cut costs.

The union issued a press release outlining its legal argument:
"The lawsuit alleges, in part, that the furlough plan violates the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause and the state constitution's guarantee of freedom from contract impairment."

2. The Legislature passed a law last session that bans elected officials who are running for office from appearing in public service announcements, PSAs.

And today Public Disclosure Commission finally outlined what constitutes a PSA, reports Jordan Schrader on the Tacoma News Tribune's Political Buzz blog.

Rep. Sherry Appleton (D-23, Poulsbo) backed the restrictions last session, Schrader reports. She told him that "it really is free advertising for  incumbents who are running again," she said.
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