This Washington

Vulnerable Users Bill Passes House 61-32

The vulnerable users bill clears a final hurdle, passing the house with a 61-32 vote.

04/02/2011 By Andrew Calkins

City Hall

The Seattle Times: Justice Department Launches Investigation into SPD Civil Rights Practices

The Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the Seattle Police Department to determine if there has been a pattern of excessive force.

04/01/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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The Seattle Times: More on this Morning's Carrasco News

The Seattle Times adds to the news we outed this morning about City Light Superintendent Jorge Corrasco's potential new gig running a utility in Phoenix.

04/01/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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Politico: US Rep. Jaime Herrera Joins Ranks With Tea Party Freshmen

US Representative Jaime Herrera participates in a rally calling out Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for his failure to cut spending in budget talks.

03/31/2011 By Andrew Calkins

This Washington

Senate Approves Legislation Recognizing Gay Marriages From Other States

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH COMMENTS FROM REP. LAURIE JINKINS. The senate approved legislation today that would recognize out of state same sex marriages as domestic partnerships here in Washington.

03/30/2011 By Andrew Calkins

This Washington

Tacoma News Tribune: Senate Passes Foreclosure Protection Bill

The senate approves legislation to protect homeowners from bank foreclosures.

03/29/2011 By Andrew Calkins

This Washington

WSDOT Had Contract With Controversial Seattle Public Schools Division

A PubliCola records request about WSDOT's contract with the Urban League reveals something even more interesting—a contract with the troubled Regional Small Business Development Program run by Silas Potter, the program at the center of the Seattle Public

03/25/2011 By Andrew Calkins

This Washington

Controversial Surrogacy Bill Passes Out of Key Senate Committee

A senate committee passed out legislation to legalize paid surrogacy - but not before facing an onslaught of 26 amendments.

03/22/2011 By Andrew Calkins

This Washington

League of Education Voters Says Public Wants to Close Loopholes and Raise Taxes to Balance Budget

The League of Education Voters let voters balance the $4.6 billion budget shortfall, here's what they came up with.

03/16/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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The News Tribune: House Republicans Want to "Get Washington Working Again" - And a Free Dinner

House Republicans compete for a free dinner by using a certain phrase during floor speeches.

03/07/2011 By Andrew Calkins

This Washington

Filibuster Attempt of the Week

Lefty senators band together to stall bill that would weaken voter-approved renewable energy initiative. But conservative senators, led by the Democratic Roadkill caucus, band together to pass it.

03/04/2011 By Andrew Calkins

This Washington

Seattle Delegation Sponsoring Tax Exemption That Would Take Money From Seattle

Seattle delegation in Olympia battles Seattle council over parking tax exemption.

03/03/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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Seattle PI: McGinn Says Schools Need "Fundamental Change"

McGinn calls for "fundamental change" at Seattle Public Schools.

03/02/2011 By Andrew Calkins

This Washington

UW Rallies in Support of Wisconsin Workers

UW students and employees rally in solidarity with Wisconsin workers and issue warning to local workers.

03/02/2011 By Andrew Calkins

Jolt

Afternoon Jolt: The Walker Connection

Greens Win, but Blue Washington takes a hit.

02/28/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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Washington Policy Blog: Lack of Transparency Continues to Frustrate Republican Senator

State Sen. Jim Honeyford is fed up with the majority in the Senate scheduling hearings without proper notice.

02/28/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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Cola for the Public. Links after the jump: 1) Your daily Morning Fizz. 2) Erica can be funny sometimes. 3) Josh can be Jewish sometimes. 4) UW sends letter to state legislators detailing effects of proposed higher ed cuts. 5) Longstanding goal of bik

02/24/2011 By Andrew Calkins

Jolt

Afternoon Jolt II: The Real Winners

Today's earlier Afternoon Jolt got it wrong. The big winners today are Boeing, the Washington State delegation, and Washington State.

02/24/2011 By Andrew Calkins

This Washington

Low-Income Advocates Happy About Stalled Payday Bill

Plans to rollback last year's payday loan reform are dead in the house.

02/24/2011 By Andrew Calkins