Morning Fizz

Special Session Begins Today as Legislators Deadlock Over Budget

This year's latest legislative failure sets stage for next year's McCleary meltdown.

03/11/2016 By John Stang

Afternoon Jolt

Inslee Threatens Mass Veto Unless Legislature Resolves Budget Standoff and Avoids Another Special Session

Inslee frustrated with legislature's slow pace as Democrats dig in and criticize tax breaks.

03/07/2016 By John Stang

Morning Fizz

More Unfinished Business in Olympia as Lawmakers Ignore Carbon Initiative

Carbon costs and endorsement boasts.

03/03/2016 By John Stang

Afternoon Editorial

GOP Bill Sets Election Year Theme

In election year call for "accountability," Republicans propose micromanaging executive branch.

02/19/2016 By John Stang

Afternoon Editorial

Appetite for Self-Destruction

Peterson vote was latest example of both parties' incompetence in Olympia.

02/11/2016 By John Stang

Afternoon Jolt

GOP Double Play Threatens Environmental Safeguards, Democrats Say

Under Republican control, senate committees pass bills to scale back oversight.

02/03/2016 By John Stang

Afternoon Jolt

Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen Kicks Controversial Senator Pam Roach Off State Task Force

Citing abusive behavior and shock, Democratic senate president Owen removes Roach from human trafficking committee.

01/25/2016 By John Stang

Afternoon Jolt

Inslee, GOP Spar Over Department of Corrections Scandal

GOP subpoenas documents, Inslee appoints former federal prosecutors.

01/20/2016 By John Stang