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The Daily Score: Rep. Liias Introduces Bill To Eliminate Coal at Centralia Plant

Sightline looks at Liias bill to phase out coal.

02/03/2011 By Andrew Calkins

PubliCola Adds Life

On PubliCola Today

Cola for the public. Links after the jump: 1) Your daily Morning Fizz 2) City Council lays ground for downtown retailers to go with private park-and-rides. 3) More Fizz: Former Murray staffer joins DC lobbying firm. 4) Bobby Forch makes it official: H

02/01/2011 By Andrew Calkins

This Washington

Teachers Union Fights Democratic Legislators on Ed Bills

The teachers union comes out against Democratic state Rep. Eric Pettigrew and Democratic sate Sen. Rodney Tom on education bill.

02/01/2011 By Andrew Calkins

News

On PubliCola Today

Today's lineup after the jump: 1) Your daily Morning Fizz: Council re-election funds and anti-immigrant bills. 2) A new poll confirms what many have already speculated: 53% of drivers will divert to I-90 when SR-520 tolling begins this spring. 3) Despi

01/27/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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The NYT: Local Environmental Group Pushes Back Against Obama's SOTU Salmon Quip

President Obama may have gotten his facts wrong in his quip about salmon regulation in the Pacific Northwest, according to a national environmental group's Seattle-based attorney.

01/27/2011 By Andrew Calkins

PubliCola Adds Life

On PubliCola Today

Cola for the public. Drink up. Links after the jump: 1) Your Morning Fizz, with smoked salmon. 2) Seattle area Dems are sponsoring a bill to legalize pot and sell it in liquor stores. 3) Another candidate enters the city council race, this time: Former

01/26/2011 By Andrew Calkins

This Washington

House Republicans Want to Put 1053 Rule in State Constitution

Republican state house Rep. Ed Orcutt wants to enshrine two-thirds rule in state constitution.

01/26/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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The Washington Ledge: Gregoire Opposes Children's Benefit for Unemployed

Governor Chris Gregoire is opposing a dependent benefit amendment to an unemployment insurance bill offered up by the Washington State Labor Council, for the time being.

01/25/2011 By Andrew Calkins

This Washington

Legislators Propose Cost Savings and Efficiency Bills to Revamp State Ferry System

A bipartisan group of legislators proposed bills today that would normalize ferry worker labor contracts and force ferry management to save money, or face privatization.

01/24/2011 By Andrew Calkins

This Washington

State House Democrats Set To Raid Hazardous Substance Cleanup Fund

Democratic proposal to raid toxic cleanup fund account is a double whammy for environmentalists.

01/20/2011 By Andrew Calkins

This Washington

House Budget Bill Saves Children's Health Care, Disability Lifeline, but Cuts $340 Million. Another $260 Million in Cuts To Go.

New state house ways & means chair, Rep. Ross Hunter, announces new round of cuts. And saves.

01/18/2011 By Andrew Calkins

This Washington

State Labor Council Wants More Balanced Approach on Unemployment Insurance Fix

The Washington State Labor Council is launching a campaign to amend Unemployment Insurance legislation to include a child benefit package.

01/13/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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Washington Policy Blog: State Senators Introduce Liquor Privatization Bill

From the ashes of I-1100 and I-1105's, State Senators introduce liquor privatization bill.

01/13/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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PI.com: State Legislators Moving Forward With Campaign Finance Reform

Legislators in Olympia are moving forward with campaign finance reform in response to the the controversial election of Nick Harper and the political consulting group Moxie Media.

01/13/2011 By Andrew Calkins

This Washington

"Commonwealth Protection Initiative" Filed To Modify I-1053

The Northwest Progressive Initiatives files "Commonwealth" initiative to strike down I-1053's hold on closing corporate loopholes.

01/10/2011 By Andrew Calkins

Water World

Washington's 15 Best Beaches

Our state's greatest spots to splash, paddle, hike, and hunt for treasure in the sand.

07/20/2009 With Kathryn Robinson and Laura Cassidy By Matthew Halverson