Transportation Funding: It Gets Worse

Washington state's transportation funding picture has only become bleaker since 2005, says guest editorialist Brendan Williams.

06/07/2013 By Brendan Williams


The Myth of Democratic Resistance to K-12 Accountability

Guest columnist Brendan Williams, a former state representative from the 22nd District, argues that Democrats, not Republicans, are the real advocates for education reform.

02/12/2013 By Brendan Williams


The State Senate Is Waging a War On Workers. Is a War on Women Next?

Former state representative Brendan Williams asks: With the state senate already waging a war on workers, is the war on women next?

01/28/2013 By Brendan Williams


This Week in Rodney Tom's Olympia

A former Democratic state representative looks at Rodney Tom's "bipartisan" senate.

01/21/2013 By Brendan Williams


Make Less Than $450,000? Surprise: You’re Middle Class!

Former state Rep. Brendan Williams on the "Fiscal Cliff"

01/02/2013 By Brendan Williams


The Inevitable Republican Coup and Its Inevitable Silver Lining

In a guest PubliCola op/ed, former lefty state Rep. Brendan Williams says the GOP coup was inevitable, but notes that there's a silver lining.

12/12/2012 By Brendan Williams

This Washington

Legislature Should Suspend Unfunded Charter Schools Initiative

Former state legislator Brendan Williams argues that—following the Seattle Times' logic that unfunded initiatives should be suspended—the legislature should overturn the unfunded charter-school measure passed this month.

11/28/2012 By Brendan Williams

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On Other Blogs Today: Booze, Transit, and Twinkies

Our daily roundup.

11/19/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Our Public School Kids Deserve Better than I-1240

In a guest op/ed, former state senator Brendan Williams (D-22) calls the charter-school initiative "a social science experiment funded by the 1% that the 99% will ultimately pay for,"

10/03/2012 By Brendan Williams

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Williams: Privatizing the Lottery is "A Gamble that Won't Pay Off"

Liberal former state representative Brendan Williams argues that privatizing lotteries inevitably leads to corruption.

01/04/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

The Best Shot at Holding the Seat for the Democrats

Friday Edition. Caffeinated news & gossip starring the 1st District, campaign finance, and Jaime Herrera Beutler.

12/30/2011 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

Hobbs Wins Surprise Endorsement

Flaming liberal Brendan Williams endorses conservative Steve Hobbs in crowded field of Democrats.

12/29/2011 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

"Looks Like I Will Now Be in the New 1st Congressional District"

Thursday Edition. Caffeinated news & gossip starring: Suzan DelBene, Brendan Williams, plastic bags, and Middle East awareness.

12/29/2011 By Morning Fizz

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Carlyle and Williams on the State Budget Crisis

Current state Rep. Reuven Carlyle and former state Rep. Brendan Williams talk about how to solve the state's $2 billion budget crisis.

11/29/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Ignoring the Lessons of I-1082

Despite the fact that 60 percent of voters rejected Initiative 1082—a proposal to allow private workers’ compensation insurance—century-old worker protections are under assault from 1082 proponents proposing "reforms" that are more objectively harmful tha

04/22/2011 By Brendan Williams

This Washington

State Rep: Overruns Provision Would Have Died if Chopp Hadn't Pushed It

Conventional wisdom that tunnel legislation wouldn't have passed without Frank Chopp's language putting Seattle on the hook for cost overruns is wrong, a house transportation leader says.

07/22/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

A Request to Donate to the NRA

05/25/2010 By Morning Fizz