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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

This Washington

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

This Washington

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

This Washington

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

This Washington

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

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

PubliCola Adds Life

On PubliCola Today


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