1) Seattlecrime.com reports on another in a string of attacks on bicyclists; this one involves an umbrella.

2) Kent mayor Suzette Cook and Seattle City Council member Tom Rasmussen co-write an op/ed in today's Seattle Times outlining the recommendations of the Regional Transit Task Force.

3) On its blog, the Cascade Bicycle Club says 30 percent of next year's legislature will be pro-bike.

4) Eric de Place at Sightline says the Washington Policy Center's position on parking (the free-market think tank wants the city to make more of it) is textbook socialism.

5) The Seattle Times Politics  Blog has the latest on how the state legislature will fill committee leadership positions. The Eastside's own Rodney Tom (D-48) will chair the Higher Ed Committee, and Ed Murray (D-43) will lead the powerful Ways and Means Committee.

6) State senate majority Leader Lisa Brown (D-3) says Democrat Nick Harper (D-38), who defeated incumbent Democrat Jean Berkey amidst some fishy primary spending, should be seated when the legislature convenes in January; the P-I has the story.

7) Two yellow pages companies finally filed a long-anticipated lawsuit against the city yesterday; the Puget Sound Business Journal has more.

8 ) The News Tribune's Political Buzz blog speculates on who will step up in the legislature to write next year's all-cuts state budget.
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