Afternoon Jolt

He's Back! Republican (Simple) Majority Passes (Super) Majority Rule for Raising New Taxes

He's Back. Republicans institute Eyman's two-thirds rule in the senate.


Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Our Friday Likes and Dislikes

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring how we really felt about this week's news.

05/09/2014 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

McCleary Report Due to Court by End of Month

Legislators not sure what to tell the Court about K-12 funding plan.

04/04/2014 By Josh Feit

One Question

One Question for Sen. David Frockt

After coming under attack from the GOP for disrespecting child care, state Sen. David Frockt turns the tables on the Republicans.

03/13/2013 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Jarring Losses

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring Democrats lose, Car2Go Expands, and voters like views.

03/13/2013 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: The Vote Count

Caffeinated news and gossip featuring breaking ranks, isolation, accountability, and aPodments.

03/07/2013 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

Capitol Newsmaker, Week 7: Sen. David Frockt

Every week of the 2013 legislative session, Niki Reading picks the lawmaker who's at the center of the action.

03/01/2013 By Niki Reading

This Washington

Reactions to Today's Big State Supreme Court Decision on Two-Thirds Rule

The Supreme Court had their say. Now everybody else weighs in.

02/28/2013 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: "I Made a Mistake in this Case."

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: Fact checks, footnotes, and reversals.

01/30/2013 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

"Coup" Caucus Takes Over

State senate Democrats say new "majority coalition" doesn't represent Washington voters.

01/14/2013 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Two Democrats Give Republicans Majority in Bid to Control State Senate

Democratic State Senators Tim Sheldon and Rodney Tom side with Republicans in dramatic move to control state senate.

12/10/2012 By Josh Feit

City Hall

Seattle Legislators to City Council: Approve the Arena

Three Seattle state legislators urge the council to approve the proposed arena despite lingering concerns about the future of KeyArena and transportation.

08/14/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Rep. Norm Dicks Won't Seek Reelection

Friday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip.

03/02/2012 By Morning Fizz


Early Afternoon Jolt No. 2: State Sen. David Frockt

The day's winners and losers.

02/08/2012 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

In Front of Their Friends and Families

Wednesday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip.

02/01/2012 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

"A Bullet in the Head of One of the Greatest Traditions"

Monday Edition. Caffeinated news & gossip featuring Seattle's expensive housing, transportation fees, gay marriage, and business taxes.

01/23/2012 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

Freshman Democrats Introduce 1 Percent Income Tax Proposal

Two freshman Democrats propose sweeping changes to the state's tax structure. Image via Economic Opportunity Institute.

01/05/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

Frockt: Why Electric Cars Are a Bipartisan Issue

Sen. David Frockt explains the bipartisan support for his legislation, introduced earlier this year, that would give electric cars access to HOV lanes.

12/01/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

This is Necessary for the Immediate Preservation of Public Peace

Wednesday edition. Caffeinated news and gossip targeting Jay Inslee, electric cars, Pioneer Square, and Bellevue.

11/29/2011 By Morning Fizz