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AP: Eyman Launches Signature Gathering For Tolling Initiative

Tim Eyman has started collecting signatures for a new initiative that would hand tolling authority to the state legislature.

05/02/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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UW Students Want to Increase Number of Students on Board of Regents, but Proposal Lacks Support in Legislature

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH COMMENTS FROM REP. REUVEN CARLYLE. UW students have proposed that the legislature raise the number of student regents from one to three if they grant universities local control of tuition setting authority.

04/29/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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Last Call For Liquor Privatization

Liquor privatization could get a second life in the legislature's special session.

04/27/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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Ezra Klein: Obama is a Moderate Republican from the 1990s

Ezra Klein settles our debate on Obama.

04/26/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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UW Law Students Push Bill to Protect Juvenile Records

UW law law students pushed a bill through the state legislature that would prohibit consumer reporting agencies from releasing juvenile records to employers and landlords for people over 21 years of age.

04/25/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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Budget Negotiations at Impasse Over State's Debt Limit

House and senate budget negotiations have reached a standstill. The issue? A proposal to lower the state's debt limit.

04/21/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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Senate Passes House Version of Medical Marijuana Bill

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH A STATEMENT FROM GOV. GREGOIRE. The senate voted, 27-21, to pass the house version of Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles medical marijuana legislation.

04/21/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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Extra Fizz: Republican Driver License Amendment Rejected Again

Senator Don Benton tries to get a driver licensing provision into the Transportation budget, but fails, and tries again anyway.

04/20/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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SLOG: ACLU Fights Back Against Gregoire, Fed Concerns Over Medical Marijuana Bill

The ACLU sent legislators a letter yesterday arguing that the Governor's concerns over Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles' medical marijuana legislation is unfounded.

04/18/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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Seattle Times: Feds Threaten to Intervene if Medical Marijuana Bill Becomes Law

In a letter to Governor Christine Gregoire, the Department of Justice has threatened to intervene if Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles' legislation reforming the state's medical marijuana system becomes law.

04/15/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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Seattle Times: Medical Marijuana Reform Hits a Road Bump With Governor, Feds

Legislation to reform the state's medical marijuana system may meet resistant from Governor Gregoire and federal authorities.

04/14/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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Senators Propose Referendum That Would Require Simple Majority To Close Tax Loopholes

Democrats unveil alternative approach to budget: Repeal tax loopholes.

04/14/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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PI.com: Liquor Privatization Bill Introduced in Senate

Sen. Rodney Tom introduced Costco's legislation to privatize the state's liquor monopoly in the senate on Tuesday.

04/12/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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Seattle Times: National Conservative Group Awards $20,000 to Tim Eyman

Tim Eyman rakes in $20,000 from a national conservative group for his work to shrink government in Washington.

04/11/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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Republican Doublespeak On Immigration Services Funding

Republican rhetoric on immigration services doesn't match their cuts to naturalization programs.

04/07/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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League of Education Voters Voices Surprise Opposition to Ed Reform Bill

In a surprise move, the League of Education Voters sides with teachers union against "performance pay" bill as committee weighs latest push for education reform.

04/07/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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The Freshman Class: Joe Fitzgibbon

Grading this year's freshman class.

04/06/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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The Seattle Times: Weight of Budget Cuts Falling on Undocumented Immigrants

The Seattle Times tallies up the effect of budget cuts on undocumented immigrants and plans to target them in the next biennium's budget.

04/04/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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House Budget Makes Up Shortfall With $4.4 Billion in Spending Reductions

House budget chair Ross Hunter released his version of the 2011-2013 operating budget, which includes $4.4 billion in spending reductions and the privatization of the state's liquor distribution system.

04/04/2011 By Andrew Calkins